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15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio vaccines reach vulnerable children in hard to reach areas of Syria.

  • Following flooding in Benue, Nigeria, the World Health Organization has deployed its polio infrastructure across the state to strengthen disease prevention efforts.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to implement National Immunization Days during the second half of September.

12 Sep 2017 description

North-eastern Nigeria is in its 8th year of crisis; resulting in two out of every three health facilities completely or partially destroyed. Although the situation and access to populations has changed over time, the goal for WHO and its partners remains the same: to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks and bring life-saving health services to those who need them.

11 Sep 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 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria

• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Cholera in Chad

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.

09 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

5.2 m people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, and 50,000 people estimated to be in famine-like conditions across Northeast Nigeria during the lean season (June-September) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.69 m people displaced across Adamawa,
Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, June 2017)


  • WFP Nigeria’s new Representative and Country Director, Ms. Myrta Kaulard took up duty on 14 August 2017.

08 Sep 2017 description

Despite recent decreases in rainfall, torrential rains have caused flooding across sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

07 Sep 2017 description

Makurdi, 07 September 2017 - “Sunday the 27 of August is not a day I will forget in a hurry. It was as if the heavens opened their doors and it did not only rain, it poured. Visibility was bad and with the torrential rains, houses shook, roof tops gave way and before you knew it, we were outside in the rain and nowhere to go,” says Mrs. Theresa Ityokyaan a resident of Makurdi.

06 Sep 2017 description


Environ 600 ménages ont trouvé refuge dans la ville de Bria, à l’est du pays, suite à des affrontements entre groupes armés qui ont éclaté dans la préfecture de la Haute-Kotto entre le 20 et le 25 août. Les personnes déplacées seraient hébergées dans une église et dans des familles d'accueil et leur enregistrement est en cours.


06 Sep 2017 description

The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has expressed satisfaction on the impressive response, operation and conduct of the emergency medical treatment centre set up by the Federal Ministry of Health which have provided far reaching relief from the repercussive and attendant medical challenges experienced by the flood victims.

05 Sep 2017 description

Key Figures

Out of 164 camps in Borno state, 59 camps are estimated to be at risk of flood

• 12 Low vulnerability camps

• 35 High vulnerability camps

• 12 Medium vulnerability camps

Number of Children: 214,846 (65.6% of the overall number of children in all sites)

Number of Women: 74, 919 (66.4% of the overall number)

Number of Elderly People: 17,113 (62.5% of the overall number)


05 Sep 2017 description


Around 600 households have found refuge in Bria city, in the eastern part of the country, following clashes between armed groups in the prefecture of Haute Kotto on 20-25 August. The IDPs are reportedly sheltered in a church and in host families, their registration is ongoing.


14 Aug 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• 6,700 people from Niger’s south-eastern region flee to Chad prompted by fear of Boko Haram attacks following the withdrawal of Chadian troops.

• Tripartite commission starts work on modalities to implement the agreement on the voluntary return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. Around 15,000 Nigerian refugees have returned since April.

• 14 people are killed in an attack against a newly-established camp for displaced people near Dikwa, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, on 28 July.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting Nigeria over the past few days, causing floods. According to the national authorities, as of 13 July at 7.00 UTC, at least eight people have been killed and several buildings have been damaged in Suleja (Niger State).
  • Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain are forecast to affect most of the country.