- Nigeria: Cholera Daily sitrep as of 15 Oct 2017, Borno State Ministry of Health
- NCDC Weekly Epidemiological Report: Volume 7, No. 38 - 6 October 2017
- UNICEF Humanitarian Sitrep No.16, 01-15 September 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
October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.
October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.
October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.
October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
Monday, October 16, 2017
UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX - Government Confirms Three Cases
On the 22nd of September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received a report of a suspected case of Monkeypox virus disease from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa State Ministry of Health initiated an outbreak investigation and response, supported by a team from NCDC, which was immediately deployed to the state.
ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.
The ten-day campaign began on Friday (13 October) and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.
“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.
32 additional cases were reported.
No death reported.
No case reported from Dikwa, Mafa and MMC.
No new alert.
Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4936, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2503 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1653 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively
The discovery of the poliovirus in Nigeria last summer shocked eradication efforts. Here’s how Rotary is making sure it doesn’t happen again
By Erin Biba
For a 13-month-old boy whose family lives in northeastern Nigeria, escaping Boko Haram was only the beginning of a long, difficult journey.
In 2015, the Government of Nigeria requested World Bank support to respond to the humanitarian and development crisis in the North East of Nigeria.
Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, (404) 420-5126
ATLANTA — Millions of Nigerians no longer are at risk of a disfiguring tropical disease, thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Federal Ministry of Health and The Carter Center. The partners have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in two states in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and the seventh-largest in the world.
The largest trial of Boko Haram suspects in the history of Nigeria's ongoing fight against the terrorist group is under way at a military barracks in the north.
Under a media blackout, more than 1,600 detainees held at a military base in the central state of Niger will be tried first, followed by 651 others held at the Giwa barracks in Maiduguri.
The government says the blackout is in the interest of national security. However, human rights groups say the public is being denied knowledge of how the trials are carried out.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 13 October 2017
(1) Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia / LGBT
We are deeply concerned by a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials.
By Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and a former United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator
Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science
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.