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07 Oct 2017 description


  • 44 additional cases were reported.
  • No death reported.
  • No Alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4655, with 60 deaths (CFR = 1.3%); 2296 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 727 cases in Dikwa, 1588 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.
06 Oct 2017 description

1,757,288* IDPs in Nigeria
*1.69 million displaced by the insurgency
(NEMA/IOM DTM Report, Round XVIII, August 2017)

Nigerian refugees displaced by the insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger as of 30 September 2017 (or latest figures available).

USD 179.5 M requested for the Nigeria situation
Funded 28% 50.7 M
Funding gap 72% 128.8 M


06 Oct 2017 description


The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

06 Oct 2017 description

165.3 M required for 2017 including special situations

38.9 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

126.4 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

06 Oct 2017 description

Les réfugiés du camp de Dar es Salam, situé à 12 km de Baga Sola, ont appelé à davantage d'aide afin de subvenir à leurs besoins essentiels et à l'éducation de leurs enfants. Ils ont lancé cet appel à l’ occasion de la visite, dans la région du Lac du lundi 2 au mercredi 4 octobre 2017, de l'Ambassadeur de France, SEM Philippe Lacoste, et du Représentant du HCR au Tchad, M. Mbili Ambaoumba.
Les deux hommes y sont allés pour se rendre compte de la situation des réfugiés, des personnes déplacées et des communautés qui les accueillent.

06 Oct 2017 description
  • 139,763 Arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106

  • 2,726 Dead / Missing

06 Oct 2017 description


Number of factsheets produced in the Diffa region informing on the characteristics of each site receiving displaced population

Number of emergency shelters distributed in the Diffa region to the most vulnerable displaced households

Households assisted in the Diffa region to change from wood to gas

Individuals Malian refugees newly registered in the Tillabery region during the last week of September

06 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — The winner of this year’s prestigious Nansen Refugee Award sees hope in bringing education to the children of Boko Haram, the militant group in northeastern Nigeria that with its very name opposes Western education. Zannah Mustapha has made it his mission to provide a better future through education for the children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

06 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA, 5 October 2017 – “UNICEF welcomes the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State, yesterday.

“They had been held for screening after previously having been under the control of Boko Haram militants. The release is a demonstration of the Nigerian authorities’ commitment to better protecting children and helping families to rebuild their lives.

“These are first and foremost victims of this horrific conflict.

06 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

5 October 2017 – More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achieving gender equality in the world’s poorest countries, far more girls than boys still do not have access to a quality education,

06 Oct 2017 description

The Emergency Telecommunications Sector was activated on 23 November 2016 to address the critical ICT needs identified during an assessment in North-East Nigeria in September 2016. The fulfillment of these gaps enables humanitarians on the ground to carry out their jobs efficiently and safely, ultimately assisting more people and saving more lives.

06 Oct 2017 description

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict

New York, 5 October 2017 – Boys and girls living in countries affected by armed conflict have been victims of widespread violations in 2016, as documented in the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict released today and covering the period from January to December 2016.

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

05 Oct 2017 description

La carte d’anomalie de biomasse est une mesure en % de la production végétale d'une année donnée comparée à la moyenne des production depuis 1998. Cette carte permet d’identifier les zones en production exédentaire ou déficitaire vis à vis de leur production usuelle. Consulter www.sigsahel.info pour plus d'information.

05 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Magdy Martinez-Soliman and Patrick Keuleers

Magdy Martinez-Soliman is UN Assistant Secretary General & Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support & Patrick Keuleers is Director of Governance and Peacebuilding, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (UNDP).

05 Oct 2017 description

05 October 2017 | Abuja – On the 22nd of September, 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of a case of suspected Monkeypox in an 11 year old male patient who presented to the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Subsequently, 11 other cases were identified. All the cases are currently receiving appropriate medical care. All the patients are improving clinically and there have been no deaths. As at 1st October 2017, 32 close contacts of the cases have been identified, advised appropriately and are being monitored.