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12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

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.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The total number of IDPs in the three northeast states has increased to 1.81 million people, with an increase of 2 per cent and 8 per cent recorded in Borno and Adamawa, respectively.

• UNICEF has participated actively in the Humanitarian Planning Cycle, and has finalized its planning figures, including budgets, for UNICEF’s child protection, education, health, nutrition and WASH activities. Planning figures and budgets were also finalized for the education, nutrition and WASH sectors, and for the child protection sub-sector.

04 Dec 2018 description


  • Conflict and violence in the middle-belt and northeast region continues

  • Two attacks by Boko Haram on Nigerian troops

  • Upcoming elections see competition for presidential power between two Fulanis

Key Developments

  • Boko Haram militants continue to threaten the security of the northeast region, with reported attacks on civilians and troops

30 Nov 2018 description

Conflict intensifies in northeast of Nigeria as over 2.0 million people remain displaced

Key Messages

23 Nov 2018 description

Highlights October 2018

West African migrants rescued by the IOM in northern Niger: according to IOM, seventy-four West African migrants were rescued on 4 October in northern Niger, in the middle of the desert bordering Algeria.

23 Nov 2018 description

While the onset of the harvest helped to improve food consumption and reduce prices, the ongoing conflicts and flooding continue to impinge on livelihoods, hamper accesstoland, and drive food insecurity in parts of the northeast.

Key Points

22 Nov 2018 description

2018 Response Highlights

  • 30,660 households have received emergency shelters solution while 10,513 households received reinforced/transitional shelters solutions.

  • 47,551 households reached through improved, basic and complimentary NFI Kits including core relief items.

  • 459,202 individuals have been biometrically registered since January 2018

  • 3,516 households have been reached through Cash/Voucher for Shelter /Rental support while 8,552 households with Cash/Voucher for NFI

12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

10 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Out of 806 children screened for malnutrition amongst new arrivals, 131 of 146 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were from inaccessible areas.

• With the declaration of cholera in Yobe on 19 September, all the three northeast states are now experiencing cholera outbreaks. Yobe has reported 1,147 cases (with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 5.4 per cent), while Borno has reported 3,537 cumulative cases (CFR 1.8 per cent), and Adamawa has reported 2,332 (CFR 1.5 per cent).

10 Nov 2018 description
report American Red Cross

Torrential rains have been falling in Nigeria since July—causing two major bodies of water, the Niger River and Benue River, to overflow. The flooding has taken lives, damaged infrastructure, and affected nearly 2 million people. The Nigerian Red Cross and the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network have been providing relief and lifesaving aid since day one—including first aid, search-and-rescue, food, and drinking water. Water levels have started to subside, but the urgent and long-term needs of families displaced by the disaster continue to grow.

09 Nov 2018 description

Elevated food security outcomes persist again in 2018 in the northeast during the harvest season

Key Messages

01 Nov 2018 description

In September and October 2018 Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Hauwa Mohammed Liman, midwives and aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were executed by their captors[1]. The humanitarian workers had been abducted in Rann town, Borno State, on 1 March 2018 following a deadly attack by a Non-State Armed Group in which three aid workers were killed. A nurse with UNICEF, also abducted from Rann on 1 March 2018, is still being held by the Non-State Armed Group.

23 Oct 2018 description

Colombia- Deslave- 21/10/18

Las autoridades informaron que seis personas murieron y varias casas quedaron sepultadas debido a un deslizamiento de tierra originado por fuertes lluvias en el municipio santandereano de Barrancabermeja.
La Secretaría de Gobierno de Barrancabermeja no descartó que la cifra de fallecidos pueda aumentar; 50 familias viven en la zona.

Acciones de Respuesta:

23 Oct 2018 description