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22 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

An estimated 7.7 million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.

With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.

22 Sep 2018 description

Since its activation in November 2016, the Emergency Telecommunications Sector has been providing shared communications services to humanitarians in North-East Nigeria. These services enable a more efficient and safer humanitarian response in areas with limited or unavailable services from local communications service providers.

21 Sep 2018 description

A cholera outbreak has been declared in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, by the State Ministry of Health, two weeks after a cholera outbreak was declared in neighboring Borno State.

The cumulative number of recorded cases in both states currently stands at 3,126 including 97 deaths.

In Yobe State a total of 989 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded in five local government areas (LGAs), including 61 deaths, as of 20 September 2018. This represents a case fatality rate of 6.2 per cent.

21 Sep 2018 description
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Population Movements

Since the onset of hostilities on 26 August, at least 3,845 families (19,225 individuals) have been displaced. The majority of displaced civilians continue to find refuge with friends and relatives living in safer areas, while others are temporarily sheltered in schools or public buildings. UNHCR and its partner LibAid continue to monitor the situation and provide assistance to affected families in Tripoli and other locations including in Zawiya, Surman, Regdallen, Sabratha, Tarhouna, Bani Walid and Yefren.

21 Sep 2018 description


12 states affected

4 states are declared under National Disaster

8 states are under red alert

50 LGAs affected

327,052 people affected


21 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rainfall has caused the Niger and Benue rivers to overflow, displacing thousands across 12 states as of late August (DG ECHO 16/09/2018; 21/09/2018). The National Emergency Management Agency has declared an emergency in Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra states, and is monitoring eight other states in central and southern Nigeria (Floodlist 19/09/2018). In addition to river flooding, flash floods have occurred in central and northern Nigeria since July, affecting Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Sokoto states.

21 Sep 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.

21 Sep 2018 description


  • 109 additional suspected cases of cholera were reported on the 20th of September 2018 in Borno State

  • No new death reported

Epidemiological Summary

21 Sep 2018 description

Calabar – “We are not going to stop people from migrating; migration is a right, but we must work together to ensure that those migrating are not being trafficked,” said Arinze Orakwue Director, Public Enlightenment, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) at the first National Awareness Raising Strategy Synergy meeting to combat human trafficking in Nigeria held on 18 September.

21 Sep 2018 description


489 Cholera, 2017
497 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018


489 Choléra, 2017
497 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2018

21 Sep 2018 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting central and southern Nigeria over the last few weeks, causing the Niger and Benue Rivers to overflow, triggering flooding and casualties.

  • According to media reports, as of 21 September at 7.30 UTC, the death toll has reached 100 and thousands remain displaced across 15 States (Niger, Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Jigawa, Kano, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue).

21 Sep 2018 description

In a rural village in Nigeria, a group of women knock on the door of new mother Hauwa Abubakar. She emerges from within, exhausted from the routine of feeding, sleeping, and caring for a little one. But she has extra reason than most to be tired.

A few months ago, she became mother to triplets, two baby girls and one baby boy.

The women visiting her are from her local community, but today they have come in their roles as polio vaccinators.

21 Sep 2018 description
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D. R. Congo: general increase at the country level. Five provinces gathered up to 90% of the cases and deaths. These are the epidemic provinces of the Great Kasai, and the endemic provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The Great Kasai region reported more than half of all the cases and deaths. The persistent outbreak is related to a lack of access to safe water, difficulties in case management (lack of medical supply), and a general lack of community interventions.