Humanitarian Bulletin Nigeria Issue 03 | April 2014

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Apr 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18,421 cholera cases recorded in first quarter 2014 -- more cases than reported in all of 2013.

  • 250,000 IDPs in the northeast are reverting to negative and unsustainable coping strategies to meet their food needs.

  • 700-1,000 flee northeast for Diffa, Niger every week. 100,000 new arrivals expected in Diffa by end of 2014.

  • FEWSNET reports crisis level food insecurity in Borno and Yobe states since January.

  • Regional Humanitarian Coordinator visits the northeast; UN Special Envoy deployed to Nigeria.

  • Over 230 schoolgirls kidnapped by Nigerian insurgents, Boko Haram, remain missing; international rescue efforts underway.

  • Inter-agency needs assessment in the northeast begins.

KEY FIGURES

No. of IDPs from the conflict in the northeast (March 2014): 249,446

Dollars in private sector contributions to address the crisis in the northeast: 15 million

Reported cholera cases in 2014 as of week 17: 18,421

Sources: NEMA/WHO/NGOs

2014 FUNDING

USD$ 75 million requested

USD$ 0 received

USD$3.2 million pledged

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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