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10 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • IOM DTM Round XVIII (August 2017) estimates a total of 1.62 million people still internally displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56% percent of the total IDP population.

10 Oct 2017 description

140,538 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 20106

2,754 Dead / Missing

10 Oct 2017 description

Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) et le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (UNOCA) ont tenu une réunion conjointe de haut niveau, le 06 octobre à Dakar. Cette rencontre était présidée par Mohamed Ibn Chambas et François Louncény Fall, les Représentants spéciaux du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies dans ces deux régions.

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• A cholera outbreak is reported in Sila Region, eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. 152 cases have been reported with 23 deaths by the end of August 2011

• 11 million USD have been allocated by the UFE CERF to Chad. 6.5 million USD will be used to support refugees and returnees from CAR with multipurpose cash, 3 million USD will ensure availability of basic services for CAR refugees and returnees (health, nutrition, education), and 1.5 million USD will be allocated to UNHAS to allow continued humanitarian access.

09 Oct 2017 description
  • September 30: A mob killed three suspected robbers in Jibia, Katsina.

  • October 2: Boko Haram killed four soldiers in Mafa, Borno.

  • October 2: Suspected robbers killed a Sun Newspaper employee in Onitsha, Anambra.

  • October 3: Gunmen abducted a musician in Egor, Edo.

  • October 4: Three Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves but no others; soldiers killed one additional Boko Haram militant in Bama, Borno.

  • October 5: Kidnappers abducted a Kogi magistrate in Lokoja, Kogi.

09 Oct 2017 description

With number of people in need of assistance at a record high more funding will be required

(New York 9 October 2017): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50 million ($6 million) from Sweden.

09 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

09 Oct 2017 description

UNHAS air transport operations are crucial in enabling the humanitarian community to reach remote and otherwise inaccessible locations in northeast Nigeria. At the beginning of 2017, the Logistics Sector and UNHAS identified the need to coordinate and consolidate air cargo more effectively. Since February 2017, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) has provided this vital service on behalf of the Logistics Sector.

09 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the United Nations Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) held a high-level joint meeting on 6 October in Dakar. The meeting was chaired by Mohamed Ibn Chambas and François Louncény Fall, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in these two regions.

09 Oct 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 08 Oct 2017): - 106,700 Total arrivals (1 Jan - 08 Oct 2016): - 144,103 Total arrivals 1 Oct - 08 Oct 2017 - 1400 Total arrivals 1 Oct - 08 Oct 2016 - 12,060
Average daily arrivals in October 2017 so far: - 175 Average daily arrivals in September 2017: - 206
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 01 Oct) - 2,655
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 01 Oct) - 3,637 Dead and missing in 2016 - 5,096

09 Oct 2017 description

Changements clés

La population totale de réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 403.950 en Août 2017 à 407.996 personnes en Septembre 2017. Ceci représente une augmentation globale de 3486 personnes . Une augmentation marquée par l'opération d'enregistrement individuel dans le Mayo Kebbi Est mi-Septembre (une opération qui a vu la baisse considérable des demandeurs d'asile et la hausse du nombre des réfugiés), l'enregistrement des nouveaux arrivants du Sud et les activités d’enregistrement continu.

08 Oct 2017 description

La Directrice Pays du PNUD et le Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad signent ce 06 Juin 2017, un protocole d’accord pour la mise en œuvre du projet « Amélioration de la gestion du Lac Tchad à travers la résilience aux changements climatiques et la réduction de la pression sur les écosystèmes par la mise en œuvre du Plan Action Stratégique (PAS) »

08 Oct 2017 description


  • 49 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No Alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4704, with 60 deaths (CFR = 1.3%); 2331 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 729 cases in Dikwa, 1600 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.

07 Oct 2017 description

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for calm on the reported suspected cases of Monkey pox disease in Bayelsa State.

Speaking in his office, today, Prof. Adewole said that the Health Facilities in Bayelsa had been placed in alert, the patients suspected of having monkey pox were quarantined, while supportive treatments were being offered to the victims.

He informed that monkey pox was a viral illness by a group of viruses that included chicken pox and small pox.