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19 Sep 2017 description

(New York, 19 September 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the deadly attacks targeting innocent civilians in Konduga, Banki and Ngala areas of Borno State in conflict-struck north-east Nigeria.

Four attacks in recent weeks, three of which were carried out by suicide bombers, have claimed the lives of over 45 civilians and injured countless others, and are indicative of a surge in the brutal violence triggered by a regionalized conflict that is now in its eighth year.

19 Sep 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

19 Sep 2017 description



Recent clashes between armed groups in two localities in the southern Basse-Kotto prefecture have forced around 16,000 displaced people to flee for safety in the neighbouring Ouaka prefecture. They were initially uprooted from their homes in May. The displacement has left them in desperate need of emergency assistance, especially shelter, basic household items, food, water, hygiene and protection.


19 Sep 2017 description



Les affrontements récents entre groupes armés dans deux localités de la préfecture de la BasseKotto, au sud, ont obligé environ 16 000 personnes déplacées à trouver refuge dans la préfecture voisine de la Ouaka. Elles avaient déjà fui leurs foyers en mai. Ce nouveau déplacement les a laissé dans le besoin désespéré d‘une aide d'urgence, en particulier d’abris, articles ménagers de base, nourriture, eau, hygiène et protection.

19 Sep 2017 description

Executive Summary

Violent conflicts between nomadic herders from northern Nigeria and sedentary agrarian communities in the central and southern zones have escalated in recent years and are spreading southward, threatening the country’s security and stability.

19 Sep 2017 description


As of 18 September, the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 2,000, with 44 deaths reported. The case fatality rate is more than double the emergency threshold of 1%.

The majority of cases are in three main areas in Borno state: 1,177 in the Muna corridor, 570 in Dikwa, and over 338 in Monguno. The areas affected have high levels of IDPs and their already limited health capacity will be further strained.

19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.

19 Sep 2017 description

19 September 2017

As new cases of cholera emerge from Monguno, Dikwa and other parts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, Nigeria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response. The Borno state Ministry of Health has reported 2,627 cholera cases, with 48 deaths, since the start of the outbreak. Maiduguri alone has witnessed 1,425 cases, while 600 and 602 cases have so far been reported in Dikwa and Monguno respectively.

19 Sep 2017 description

The Hon Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, confirms a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Laboratory diagnosis was carried out at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and confirmed at the Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal on the 12th of September 2017.

19 Sep 2017 description

18 septembre 2017 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé lundi qu'elle allait lancer une nouvelle stratégie début octobre avec pour objectif de réduire de 90% le nombre de morts dus au choléra d'ici à 2030 dans le monde.

Selon les dernières estimations de l'OMS, il y a près de 95.000 décès liés au choléra dans le monde, pour environ 2,9 millions de cas suspects. La plupart de ces cas sont enregistrés en Inde et au Bangladesh.

18 Sep 2017 description
  • September 10: Gunmen abducted seven in Akoko North-East, Ondo.

  • September 10: Soldiers clashed with supporters of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, around Kanu's residence Umuahia, Abia, resulting in numerous injuries.

  • September 10: Nigerian troops killed "many" (est. at ten) Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

  • September 11: Nigerian soldiers killed five suspects in the Plateau violence last week and lost one of their own in Bassa, Plateau.

18 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • During the reporting period over 8,627 new arrivals were registered in 15 LGAs. The key driver of these returns were people returning towards their places of origin or seeking better livelihood opportunities.

  • A total of 696 cases of Hepatitis E was reported as of 30 July 2017 in the affected LGAs in Borno. The threat continues to increase with heavy rainfalls and flooding impeding humanitarian activities and limiting access in high risk LGAs.

18 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations


Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly side event “Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yezidi Girls and Women”, in New York today:

I am honoured to be with you today for this important event. I thank the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the co-sponsors, Canada, Denmark, Iraq, Nigeria and the European Union, for bringing us together to focus on the urgent challenge of rebuilding shattered lives and communities.

18 Sep 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2017): 102,469
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2016): 130,411
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2017: 3,342
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2016: 15,343
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 197
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 17 Sep): 2,443
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 17 Sep): 3,211
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

18 Sep 2017 description

Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state

MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major vaccination campaign to halt the spread of cholera starts in Nigeria’s Borno state today.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and partners delivered 915,005 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine to the country last week.