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14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

When Fati was taken by an armed group in her hometown, she thought she’d never see her family again.

BORNO, Nigeria – Fati* smiles, waving as the van pulls out of the transit centre in which she has stayed for two months. After being held for three years by a Boko Haram faction in northeast Nigeria, she is finally going home to her family.

Not so long ago, she feared she might not ever see them again.

A childhood interrupted

14 Dec 2018 description

This map displays the proportion of households surveyed during the 2018 MSNA who demonstrated needs for assistance from 5-6 humanitarian aid sectors (“high need”) or 7-8 humanitarian aid sectors (“very high need”), out of a total of 8 sectors. Please see the 2018 REACH MSNA report for further details.

14 Dec 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.

14 Dec 2018 description


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.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

La crise dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad est dans sa dixième année et demeure une des urgences humanitaires les plus graves au monde, continuant d'affecter le Nord-Est du Nigeria, la Région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun, la Région du Lac au Tchad et la Région de Diffa au Niger. 17 millions de personnes vivent dans les zones touchées a travers les quatre pays et plus de 2.5 millions de personnes restent déplacées. La résurgence de l'insécurité et des hostilités aggrave la situation humanitaire, avec de sérieuses implications sur les opérations et la protection des civils.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

The Lake Chad Basin Crisis is in its tenth year and remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world, continuing to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.5 million people remain displaced. The increase in insecurity and hostilities is worsening the humanitarian situation, with serious implications on operations and the protection of civilians.

13 Dec 2018 description
  • 231,504 Nigerian refugees displaced in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to insurgency as of 30 November 2018
  • 2,477,417 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria due to insurgency as of 31 October 2018 (or latest figures available)

USD 163.5 M
requested for the Nigeria situation (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including support costs) Funded 33%
53.65 M
Funding gap 67%
109.85 M

12 Dec 2018 description

- As part of the future of security telecommunications project, the ETS hosted a Telecommunications Security Standards (TESS) mission to review the security telecommunications systems in place in North-East Nigeria.

12 Dec 2018 description

Dakar, 11 décembre 2018- Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, se félicite de la tenue aujourd'hui à Abuja, au Nigéria, de la Conférence de tous les partis politiques et de la signature de l’Accord de paix national de 2019 en prévision des élections générales au Nigéria, prévues pour février et mars 2019.

11 Dec 2018 description


  • The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2018) indicates that 1.7 million people currently face food insecurity in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states (October–December 2018) – a slight decrease compared with the same period last year, demonstrating the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts in the region, however 2.7 million are projected to be severely foodinsecure in June–October 2019 unless adequate livelihoods assistance is provided.

11 Dec 2018 description

As Porridge Moms cook together in Northeast Nigeria, they find a safe space for learning and sharing

For nine years, the conflict between the Nigerian government and local insurgency has been tearing apart Northeast Nigeria. Nearly 27,000 people have been killed and more than two million have been displaced in Adawama, Yobe and Borno. Resources are scarce, and much of the population relies on humanitarian aid to survive.

10 Dec 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 1 to 7, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

10 Dec 2018 description

Within the period of 26 November and 2 December 2018, a total of 3,075 movements were recorded, including 2,381 arrivals and 694 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira Uba, Bama, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Girei,

10 Dec 2018 description

FAO and the Borno State Ministry of Environment are offering more sustainable cooking and lighting solutions to resource-poor households in the Ngala local government area (LGA). On 22 November 2018, FAO began the distribution of lightweight fuel-efficient stoves and solar lanterns to internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ngala’s International School Camp.

08 Dec 2018 description

For proper profiling of displaced persons, the National Emergency Management Agency has concluded arrangement to deploy automated bio-metric identification system to the camps of the IDPs affected by the recent flood in the country.

In preparation for the deployment, the agency commenced special training for the staff to use the bio-metric systems.

Director Search and Rescue Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu who represented the DG at the opening of the training said the system aimed ensuring accountability, probity and transparency in the management of the flood intervention.