Heavy rains, compounded by the breakdown of dams in some states, have caused floods in 11 states across Nigeria in August and September of this year. According to the National Orientation Agency (NOA), a total of 53 people died, and 100,420 have been displaced. The floods have affected 11 States across the country, to a greater or lesser degree: Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Ondo, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara. Homes and other buildings have been swept away, and agricultural areas flooded. (OCHA, 10 Nov 2015)
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2016
Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.
Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.
DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.
Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.
Snapshot 16–22 December 2015
Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.
National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA] Delivered relief items to the Government of Anambra State for distribution to persons that were affected by flood in the State.
Director General of NEMA, Sani M Sidi was represented by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr Udemezue Eugene Eze, who presented the items to the Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Mr Daniel Ezeanwu who received on behalf of Governor Willie Obiano
Snapshot 9–15 December 2015
Snapshot 2-8 December 2015
Jordan: 11,400 Syrian asylum seekers are currently stranded at the border with Jordan, after a recent surge in violence has driven new displacement, doubling the number at the border since October. They face urgent humanitarian and protection needs. The Jordanian Government has increasingly restricted movement across the border since 2013.
Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015
Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016
Food security Crisis continues in northeast Nigeria despite new harvests
In addition to leading to loss of life, ongoing conflict in northeast Nigeria continues to restrict livelihoods, contribute to restricted market activity, and cause significant, continuing displacement. Rural, resident households in areas worst-affected by conflict and IDPs in informal settlements continue to be the populations most impacted by the food security situation.
DG National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Sidi was in Damaturu Yobe state for two days to hand over relief items to the Yobe state Government for victims of flood and internally displaced persons residing in host communities across the state.
The DG who arrived Damaturu yesterday 11.11.2015 presented the items to the Deputy Governor of Yobe state Engineer Abubakar D Ali who represented the Governor Alh Ibrahim Geidam on behalf of the victims. The DG also met with some of the IDP’s and stakeholders in emergency management in the state.
Following the recent flood that devastated communities in 9 Local Governments Areas in Benue State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the weekend delivered relief items to the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom for onward distribution to the affected persons.
Innovative livelihood strategies assist integration of IDPs into host communities in Gombe.
Over 100,000 people have been displaced by flooding in 11 states nationwide.
Over 2.2 million displaced, according to the latest round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix.
Displaced teachers play a prominent role in continuing education in IDP camps and host communities.
Spotlight on Gombe: life and livelihoods in the host communities
LAGOS, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Geological Company (CGC) on Saturday donated 380 bags of assorted grains to flood victims in Gusau area of northwest Nigeria's Zamfara Statr.
The recent flood disaster was caused by heavy rainfall that led to the death of seven people in the state.
The heavy downpour also destroyed not less than 500 houses and properties worth millions of naira.
Wu Jie, the Deputy Managing Director of the company, while presenting the relief materials to the victims, said the gesture was to show concern and love to them.
Snapshot 14–20 October 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million people are now displaced in Yemen – an increase of almost 900,000 since August. The increase is mainly explained by better data collection, but continued insecurity has also caused new displacement. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) levels are at 8.9% in Hodeidah and 3.8% in Hajjah, far exceeding the emergency threshold. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) is above the emergency threshold in Aden, Hodeidah, and Hajjah governorates.