- Nigeria: Cholera Daily sitrep as of 18 Oct 2017, Borno State Ministry of Health
- WFP Nigeria Situation Report #21, 16-30 September 2017
- NCDC Weekly Epidemiological Report: Volume 7, No. 38 - 6 October 2017
- RW Topic: Fighting Famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Appeals & Funding
- Lake Chad Basin Emergency: Revised requirement and response priorities (Sep 2017) EN FR
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 Sahel - Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN FR
- 2017 Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Needs and Requirement Overview EN FR
- Nigeria 2017 Cholera Response and Prevention Plan (Sep 2017)
- Nigeria Situation 2017 Supplementary Appeal Jan-Dec 2017 (Rev Jul 2017)
- Nigeria Contingency Plan - Borno State: Rainy season 2017
- Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP): Jan-Dec 2017
- Lake Chad Basin crisis: Response strategy (2017–2019)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2017
- Nigeria: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Jun 2017
- Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2017
- Nigeria: Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Nigeria: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Nigeria: Measles Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2015
By Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and a former United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator
Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science
National Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria, 12 October 2017, New York.
Thank You Mr President,
I would like to join you in welcoming the Secretary-General to the Council today for this important meeting, and to thank him for his comprehensive briefing.
Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.
12 OCTOBER 2017
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council briefing on countries at risk of famine, in New York today:
Nine months ago, some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. About 100,000 people in South Sudan were on the verge of starvation.
Authors Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca Publication date 13 Oct 2017 DOI 10.21201/2017.0889 ISBN 978-1-78748-088-9
8069TH MEETING (PM)
Sounding the alarm on famine exacerbated by conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to step up efforts to end violence, ensure humanitarian assistance and foster long-term development in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and other areas of instability-rooted starvation.
Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia
Africa Weather Hazards
and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.
Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Persistent conflict continues to undermine agricultural production and contribute to food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin
Health officials record additional cholera cases in northeastern Nigeria, raising the total to more than 4,200 suspected and confirmed cases, including 57 related deaths
Advocacy report indicates that GoRC soldiers abused and exploited Nigerian asylum seekers and refugees in Cameroon
31 additional cases were reported.
No death reported.
Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4819, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.3%); 2414 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1625 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively
Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.
• Près de 900 personnes déplacées suite aux inondations dans le Logone-et-Chari
• 1 700 personnes se déplacent suite à des attaques dans le Mayo - Tsanaga
• La prévalence de la malnutrition chronique est supérieure à 40% dans l’Extrême-Nord
Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire
Suivi de la relocalisation des PDI de Kolofata
Key achievements toward the strategic objectives
For the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in 2017, the HCT achieved the following:
2.3 million individuals, approximately 77 per cent, have benefitted from food assistance through in-kind and cash/voucher interventions;
Approximately 1.1 million people accessed clean and safe water, representing 57 per cent of target;
By Miriam Gathigah
NAIROBI, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.
Experts have warned that as weather patterns become even more erratic and important crops such as maize are unable to resist the fall armyworm infestation, there will not be enough food on the table.
Current Major Event
Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.
This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.
The rapid arrival of very large numbers of refugees in concentrated areas tends to accentuate the impact that populations will have on the environment, due to the fact that humanitarian operators manage people and infrastructure based on short-term considerations. This leads to increased pressure on raw materials and ecosystems, and tends to create tension with the host population.
The study has two objectives: