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26 May 2017 description


  • USG announces additional $45 million for the Nigeria humanitarian response

  • More than 11,800 people relocate to Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon in May

  • WFP continues providing emergency food assistance to IDPs and refugees across the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • International donors contribute $24 million to the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund


25 May 2017 description


Violence induced by the Boko Haram insurgency now in its eight year and military counter-insurgency operations has forced more than 1.8 million people to flee their homes in the six northeastern states, and particularly in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (where 92 per cent of the displaced are from). More than half of these displaced are children.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

24 May 2017 description


  • With only 21 per cent of the funding needs met, aid partners continue to be severely constrained. The situation is increasingly concerning due to the imminence of the rainy and lean seasons.

  • Since its creation in February, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund has raised close to US$24 million and held its first Advisory board meeting. A first round of allocations is expected in June.

23 May 2017 description

Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State

In early May 2017, polio programme staff from across Nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help Sokoto State in controlling the outbreak.

Almost 200 WHO polio officers worked with state and national government agencies and other partners to plan and implement a state-wide vaccination campaign aimed at reaching almost 800 000 young people at risk of contracting the disease.

19 May 2017 description


  • WHO Country Representative, Nigeria, Dr. Wondi Alemu visited hard-to-reach areas in Yobe and in Borno state including Kukarieta and Ngamdu in order to personally appreciate the critical conditions of the affected population.

  • WHO provided technical support for the vaccination of 185 201 persons aged 9 – 15years with Men A vaccine and more than 5000 aged 2-8years with Pentavalent in Yobe state.

  • Trained 80 clinicians, laboratory scientists and nurses in Borno and Yobe states on CSM diagnosis and case management.

18 May 2017 description


  • An upsurge of violence has been reported in some areas in central Borno State and at the border between Niger and Nigeria. This increase in casualties hampers the provision of humanitarian assistance.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

La propagation des épidémies dans la région du lac Tchad associée à une augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par la famine au Nigeria exige de trouver rapidement une solution politique à un conflit complexe et de mettre à disposition des fonds indispensables. Les bailleurs doivent respecter les engagements pris en février lors de la conférence d’Oslo et débloquer des fonds.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

“Donors must stand by their commitments and release funds pledged at donor conference in Oslo in February”

Abuja, 17/05/2017. The outbreak of epidemics in the Lake Chad region coupled with a rising number of people experiencing severe hunger in Nigeria demands urgent attention to provide a political solution to the complex conflict and release much needed funds, urges CARE International.

15 May 2017 description


  • Currently, there are 4.7 million estimated food insecure people in the country’s most crisis-affected states (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe). This number is expected to rise to 5.2 million between June and August if adequate measures are not put in place.

14 May 2017 description


  • From 13th December, 2016 to 8th May, 2017, 13,420 suspected cases and 1069 deaths (8%) were reported

  • Of the 448 laboratory confirmed cases, 293 (65.2%) were Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-week 15-18), 48 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in six States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Yobe

  • Technical teams still supporting coordination and response activities in the most affected States

12 May 2017 description


• WFP provides assistance to 1.1 million people in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in April amid funding constraints
• UN leadership advocates for increased donor support to the Nigeria humanitarian response
• Nigerian authorities secure the release of 82 girls from Boko Haram in Borno
• Government of Niger declares a hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa


11 May 2017 description


  • As of 15 April 2017, 10.3% ($109 million) of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) had been funded for North-East Nigeria. Over $120 million was also received outside the 2017 HRP, according to the Financial Tracking System. Additional funding is urgently required to continue to scale up the humanitarian response;

  • Due to critical funding shortages, Food Security partners started experiencing a pipeline break, forcing organisations to provide only half rations to beneficiaries;

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • IOM DTM Round XV (March 2017) estimates, a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno alone.

  • In the first 3 weeks of April, the IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) no. 11 reports the arrival of over 6,800 new IDPs in Bama, Dikwa, Damboa,
    Kukawa, Ngala and Gowza.

08 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • International Organization of Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round XV (March, 2017) estimates a total of 1.69 million internally displaced people (IDP) across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno and children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population and nine per cent are infants under a year old.

08 May 2017 description

by Eromo Egbejule | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 8 May 2017 10:39 GMT

Thousands of meningitis cases have been reported in northern states since November 2016, in Nigeria's worst outbreak of the disease since 2009

ZAMFARA, Nigeria, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When six-year old Mohammed Waziga arrived at a health centre in northwest Nigeria complaining of joint pains and drowsiness, he was given an injection and sent home without any concerns.

04 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Felix Abrahams Obi, Research Fellow/Research Uptake Officer of the Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria
Ejemai Eboreime, PhD fellow in Implementation Science, University of the Witwatersrand