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16 Jan 2018 description


  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) conducted a mission to Bama to assess the quality of the existing ETS services deployed at the humanitarian hub.

  • Tracking features of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) over Very High Frequency (VHF) radio network in Maiduguri are being tested by the ETS, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) teams in North-East Nigeria.

05 Jan 2018 description

While conflict continues to rage and despite numerous challenges, humanitarian aid reached more people in more places across the north-east.

30 Dec 2017 description

Main season harvests came in well-below average in conflict-affected areas of northeast


Households worst-affected by conflict at the periphery of the Sambisa axis in the northeast have been unable to engage in normal livelihood activities for several consecutive seasons, and are facing large food consumption gaps and high levels of acute malnutrition. These households are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity.

29 Dec 2017 description


  • La baisse des précipitations marque la fin de la saison agricole principale à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel.

  • Importants déficits de production de la biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad pouvant entrainer une soudure pastorale précoce.

  • A l’exception de la Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone, la chenille légionnaire a été détectée dans l’ensemble des pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

29 Dec 2017 description

Key points:

  • Rainfall deficits marks the end of the main crop season across West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Significant deficits in biomass production in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad may lead to early pastoral lean season.

  • Armyworm has been detected in all West African and Sahel countries, except Mauritania, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

05 Dec 2017 description


  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) security telecommunications services were operational at the humanitarian hub in Dikwa, Borno state, as of 2 November.

  • The ETS carried out a deployment and training mission in Damaturu, Yobe state, between 15 to 18 November.

  • The ETS participated in a mission to Rann, Borno state, to assess the existing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services.

Situation Overview

18 Nov 2017 description
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Example: Map shows the extent of known flooding from satellite images on 1 Jan 2015. Affected population figures are from Government of Vulgaria Ministry of Health reports. Planned rapid assessment routes by UNDAC teams for the coming two days are shown.

15 Nov 2017 description

Main season harvests in much of the northeast have been severely limited by the ongoing conflict


• Boko Haram conflict in the northeast has severely limited normal livelihoods activities over several years. Many poor and/or displaced households in the region are highly dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet minimal food requirements, and remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3!).
Many of those households unable to access assistance are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) or worse outcomes.

14 Nov 2017 description

Key points:

  • The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania.

  • The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains very worrying.

19 Oct 2017 description

The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

12 Oct 2017 description


Key achievements toward the strategic objectives

For the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in 2017, the HCT achieved the following:

  • 2.3 million individuals, approximately 77 per cent, have benefitted from food assistance through in-kind and cash/voucher interventions;

  • Approximately 1.1 million people accessed clean and safe water, representing 57 per cent of target;

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.

29 Sep 2017 description

Rainfall decreases in West Africa, while heavy rains continue in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  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.

28 Sep 2017 description


  • The Lake Chad region continues to face large-scale humanitarian needs as a result of the long-running violence associated with Boko Haram. The recent months have seen an increase in attacks, especially in northeastern Nigeria.

  • The ongoing trend of return of Nigerian refugees continues. Most returnees arrive with serious humanitarian needs including food, water, shelter and health. This is putting a tremendous strain on the communities hosting returnees who are already struggling with limited resources.

28 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)

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


26 Sep 2017 description

Weekly country updates as of 20 September 2017


No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighbouring Kandahar province and Pakistan.

25 Sep 2017 description




22 Sep 2017 description

River flooding and above-average rainfall continue in Nigeria and Sudan

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.

20 Sep 2017 description

Key figures (HRP 2017)

  • Population in Need: 2,300,000
  • Shelter sector target population: 1,040,000
  • Funding Required: $70.3 Million
  • People reached by Shelter-NFI Interventions: 371,056
  • DMS/CCCM sector target population: 800,000
  • Funding Required: $11.6 Million
  • People monitored through DMS/CCCM Interventions: 659,004

Response Highlights (2017)