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Affected countries: Nigeria
On 18 June 2017, the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified [WHO] of an outbreak of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country. The first case was detected on 3 May 2017 in Damasak, a locality at the border with the Republic of the Niger...As of 2 July 2017, 146 confirmed and…
Affected countries: Nigeria
On 7 June 2017, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera in Kwara State in the western part of the country. The initial cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) started insidiously during the last week of April 2017. Seven stool samples obtained from the initial…
Affected countries: Nigeria
As of 19 March 2017, a total of 1,407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths have been reported from 40 local government areas in five states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89% of these cases. (WHO, 24 Mar 2017) As at April 3, 2017, a total of 2,997…
In DR Congo, since mid-December 2016, Fall Armyworms have destroyed thousands of hectares of maize and rice crops in the southeastern provinces Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba, Tanganyika and Sud Kivu (OCHA 15/02/2017). 63,000 hectares have been destroyed, which represents over 80% of maize…
Affected countries: Nigeria
Five countries (Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Sierra Leone) in West Africa are experiencing Lassa fever outbreaks. The current outbreak started on 16 December 2016 in Ogun State, Nigeria...The disease eventually increased in number and spread to 14 other states in Nigeria, and to three…
Affected countries: Nigeria
From 4 January to 23 September 2016, a total of 3,905 suspected cases of measles have been reported in four conflict affected states: 846 in Borno, 2,510 in Yobe, 273 in Adamawa and 276 cases in Gombe state. Of these, 129 cases were laboratory confirmed. (Nigeria Health Cluster, 4 Oct 2016)…
Following the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th…
Affected countries: Benin, Nigeria, Togo
As of 23 January, 82 people were reported to have died of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Of the total, 34 have already been confirmed to be due to the viral haemorrhagic fever, according to Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control. The disease, which first broke out in November, has spread to 10 states…
Affected countries: Nigeria
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…
In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali. 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan. 8…
Affected countries: Nigeria
Since the 2010 cholera epidemic which recorded 41,787 cases and 1,716 deaths, Nigeria has experienced recurrent outbreaks of cholera. In 2014, according to the Cholera Regional Platform, Nigeria was the most affected country by cholera in west and central Africa – with 35,996 cases reported,…
Affected countries: Nigeria
Heavy rains and floods starting in mid-July 2013 affected more than 81,500 people across Nigeria. Almost 8,000 people were displaced and more than 6,500 homes were damaged. As of 11 Sep 2013, 19 deaths had been recorded. At at least 2,217 farmlands were destroyed by flooding. The most affected…
Affected countries: Nigeria
The 2012 rainy season in Nigeria has been worse than earlier years, and heavy rains at the end of August and the beginning of September led to serious floods in most parts of the country. The Nigerian authorities contained the initial excess run-off through contingency measures, but during the last…
In the Sahel, extreme poverty, climate change, armed conflict and insecurity continue to threaten the lives of millions already living on the brink. These interdependent drivers are behind the staggering levels of structural, chronic and acute vulnerability present in the region. Where the chronic…
Affected countries: Nigeria
A 17-hour continuous and heavy downpour of rains that occurred in Lagos State South West Nigeria on 10-14 July 2011 caused severe flooding in Lagos State. (IFRC, 25 Jul 2011) On 27-28 Aug, floods killed at least 98 people in the southwest Nigerian city of Ibadan, about 120km (75 miles) north of…
Affected countries: Nigeria
There has been another outbreak of cholera in Plateau State, Northern part of Nigeria. Information from the health sector reported 70 cases with 3 deaths, however consequent assessment by a joint assessment team including the NRCS showed that the total number affected had risen to about 410 people…
Affected countries: Nigeria
In early 2010, Nigeria saw its worst cholera outbreak, with nearly 40,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths reported.The number of cases were nearly three times the total for all of last year and 7 times that of 2008. An estimated 80 per cent of cases were women and children. Although the spread of…
About a dozen people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after heavy rain storms this week caused mudslides in some of the most run-down areas of the country's main port. "A number of people are missing and we have recorded significant…
Some 600,000 people were affected by flooding as a result of heavy rains that hit West Africa starting in Jun 2009; 159 people were killed. Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone were among the most affected countries. From Mauritania to Nigeria, damages also include destruction of…
Affected countries: Nigeria