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14 Jun 2018 description
With more than 14 days since the last reported case of cholera, Yobe State Ministry of Health has declared that the outbreak is over. Intensified surveillance by WHO enabled early detection.
29 May 2018 description
As of 26 May 2018, 434 suspected cases, amongst which 13 deaths have been reported. An Emergency Operations Centre has been activated for a concerted and rapid response.
07 May 2018 description
WHO and partners will carry out five major campaigns in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Nigeria as part of a global push to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent by 2030.
14 Mar 2018 description
The outbreak is concentrated in Kukawa LGA, a major commercial hub with a population of 150,000 situated near Lake Chad and near borders with Chad and Cameroon.
02 Mar 2018 description
report Plan International
While scaled-up humanitarian efforts narrowly averted famine last year, continuing conflict has left almost eleven million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance.
07 Feb 2018 description
With emergency assistance as a priority, protection, resilience-based capacity-building activities will be a focus to strengthen national response mechanisms and ensure sustainability.
23 Jan 2018 description
In 2017, Boko Haram forced at least 135 children in north-east Nigeria and in Cameroon to become suicide bombers, five times as many as in 2016, according to a UNICEF report.
23 Dec 2017 description
Nigeria has successfully contained a five month cholera outbreak in conflict-affected Borno state, with support from WHO and other health partners.
15 Nov 2017 description
Very limited staple harvests, high food prices, and poor labor opportunities will leave many households heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance for food access until May 2018.
29 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Since 2009, across northeast Nigeria, more than 2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 have been displaced. An estimated 3 million children need emergency education support.
25 Sep 2017 description
In August, a cholera outbreak took hold in Borno. The disease, which causes dangerous levels of dehydration, has put women – especially pregnant women – at particular risk.
18 Sep 2017 description
The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations.
18 Sep 2017 description
A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people who could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state.
15 Sep 2017 description
Information from interviews and biometric registration is shared to guide humanitarian partners in providing direct, impactful assistance to the neediest.
09 Sep 2017 description
As the outbreak escalates, WHO is also scaling-up its response framework by deploying a team of already trained field volunteers, LGA facilitators, and mobile health teams.
01 Sep 2017 description
Following heavy rains, Muna Garage camp is partly flooded, making the already poor sanitation even worse. MSF is scaling up its ongoing efforts to prevent further deaths in Maiduguri.
30 Aug 2017 description
A total of 69 cases including 5 deaths have been reported so far in the outbreak at Muna Garage, a camp on which is home to 44 000 people displaced by conflict and famine.
04 Aug 2017 description
Some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Borno state, and all are at risk for malaria. WHO estimates that every week, around 8500 people are infected with the disease in the state alone.
21 Jul 2017 description
The rainy season coincides with the peak of malaria and increased malnutrition rates. MSF is deploying a mobile team to deliver medical and humanitarian support in Rann, Banki and Damasak over the coming months.
19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.