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11 Jul 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• Only 28.5 per cent of the funds needed for food assistance programmes in north-east Nigeria has been received, prompting cut-backs and readjustments. The Government launches the distribution of 30,000 tons of cereals.

• Humanitarian actors and the authorities in Nigeria’s Borno state develop a contingency plan to provide life-saving assistance during the current rainy season that carries the risks of flooding, food and nutrition insecurity, epidemics and displacement.

08 Jun 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• More than 12,000 refugees return from Cameroon’s Far North region to towns and localities in north-east Nigeria. Poor living conditions and insecurity in the areas of return as well as uncertainty about the causes of the returns have raised concerns among humanitarian organisations.

• Mayo Sava department in Cameroon’s Far North region is hit by nine suicide attacks since April, severely restricting humanitarian access.

10 May 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners in Nigeria are preparing contingency plans for the possible return of around 75,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon. Incidents of forceful returns continue to be reported despite an agreement signed in March by Cameroon, Nigeria and UNHCR on voluntary repatriation. In Banki town, the military recently reported that around 1,000 people arrived every week from neighbouring Cameroon and warned that the small border town was being overwhelmed by the influx.

06 Apr 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 50,000 people risk famine in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states between June and August. Some 5.2 million people are projected to suffer severe food scarcity, a third of them will face “emergency” levels of hunger.

  • Timely and effective agricultural support is required to see families and communities in the region’s conflict-hit areas through the upcoming lean season. Planting is expected to start in May.

29 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;

• While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;

23 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

23 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

08 Mar 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

  • Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

  • WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

06 Feb 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.

12 Jan 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• Assessment missions in December identify severe needs in several LGAs in Borno State. Large numbers of IDPs who have recently arrived at sites in Monguno, Banki, Baga and Rann are in dire conditions and urgently need assistance.

• In Magumeri LGA, 5 per cent of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and a further 25 per cent from moderate acute malnutrition.

• Partners in December deliver food or cash assistance to more than one million people in north-east Nigeria.

09 Dec 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • Humanitarian organizations have requested for US$1.5 billion in 2017 to assist 8.2 million people left destitute by the long-running Boko Haram-linked conflict cross the Lake Chad Basin. The violence has so far displaced around 2.4 million people, stoked high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition and accentuated the hardship and suffering faced by some of the world’s most deprived populations.

02 Nov 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • Around 1.5 million people in Cameroon’s conflict-hit Far North region are facing severe food insecurity, according to the latest food security survey. This is slightly higher than the 1.4 million food insecure people in 2015. In the four regions of Adamaoua, East, North and Far North that were surveyed, some 2.5 million people are facing “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity. Adamaoua, North and Far North are the most affected.

06 Oct 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • The UN and its partners revised the 2016 Humanitarian Needs and Response Overview (HNRO) for the Lake Chad Basin summarizing the immediate humanitarian needs of 9.2 million affected people. The HRNO requests US$739 million for humanitarian response in 2016, of which $197 million has already been received. The remaining unmet requirement of $522 million includes $368 million for Nigeria, $56 million for Chad, $55 million for Cameroon, and $44 million for Niger, respectively.

07 Sep 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • The results of the mid-August Cadre Harmonisé food security assessment in north-eastern Nigeria reveal a considerable deterioration of food security, with more than 4.4 million people estimated to be facing “crisis” and “emergency” levels. At least 65 000 people are experiencing famine-like conditions1 .
16 Aug 2016 description

Regional Highlights

• On 28 July, a humanitarian convoy returning from Bama to Maiduguri was attacked by suspected Boko Haram elements. The convoy included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM. The United Nations has temporarily suspended road and overnight missions to Bama for the next month.

22 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.

  • The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.

11 Jul 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • Recent improvements in humanitarian access have uncovered emergency levels of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and famine-like conditions in Borno State, and particularly in 15 satellite camps, where some 275,000 people are living.
  • Boko Haram elements have mounted several attacks in recent weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people in the conflict-hit regions of the Lake Chad Basin.
13 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Despite an overall decline in security incidents, the context remains fragile, with two attacks targeting the armed forces on 12 May and 1 June in the areas of KaigaNgouboua and Kaiga-Litri (no civilian casualties).

  • Rapid assessments and physical verification operations by the Shelter/NFI/CCCM cluster reveal the presence of around 18,613 additional estimated displaced people and 4,747 additional registered displaced people (compared to the figures in the SitRep from 29 April).

03 Jun 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • The Lake Chad Basin continues to witness violence, displacement and food insecurity. In north-eastern Nigeria, around 2.5 million people are facing hunger. Without urgent assistance, a famine-like situation could occur in the worst-affected areas.

  • Security and humanitarian conditions are deteriorating in south-east Niger, where hundreds of thousands of people settled after fleeing Boko Haram violence.

19 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Despite increased security risk in the context of the presidential election on 10 April, no humanitarian consequences have been reported nationally or in the Lake region, on Election Day or after the announcement of provisional results on April 21.

  • The existing funds are exhausted as significant humanitarian needs persist in all sectors.