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18 Jan 2018 description
The population of Pulka, a small town in Borno state, cannot access the fields outside the town — their only livelihood — due to the high risk of attacks from Boko Haram. Basic needs are not met.
30 Dec 2017 description
Households worst-affected by conflict at the periphery of the Sambisa axis in the northeast of Nigeria have been unable to engage in normal livelihood activities for several consecutive seasons.
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.
19 Dec 2017 description
UNHCR has stepped up life-saving support to thousands of people displaced by unrest from English-speaking areas of Cameroon to south eastern Nigeria.
18 Dec 2017 description
The UN HC, Edward Kallon, deplores the deadly ambush on a convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons on Saturday 16 December.
02 Dec 2017 description
The vaccines, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will be administered in parts of Zamfara state where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.
15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Nigeria made significant improvements in some areas while others remain unchanged or have worsened since 2011 by not keeping pace with population growth when the last survey was conducted.
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.
13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is hitting the learning prospects of young Africans.
08 Nov 2017 description
With malaria claiming more lives than all other diseases put together, a campaign was launched in October to reduce the malaria burden among children in Borno state by delivering antimalarial drugs with polio vaccines.
02 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam
Otherwise a vital high-level initiative to “stabilize” the region, beginning at a summit meeting in N’Djamena on Nov 2-4, will not succeed – and may even make the situation worse, Oxfam said.
31 Oct 2017 description
Other initiatives that continue to be strengthened include routine immunization, innovative disease surveillance activities and health communications.
31 Oct 2017 description
UNHCR has registered some 2,000 people so far in southwestern Nigeria. Another 3,000 are awaiting registration, while more people might be trapped in forests on the Cameroonian side.
26 Oct 2017 description
20.8 million children are still missing their first measles vaccine dose. More than half of them live in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and DR Congo.
19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 2.5 million Nigerian children under the age of five suffer from SAM every year, making children nine times more likely to die from common childhood illnesses.
16 Oct 2017 description
The Nigerian government has mobilized over 200 health workers to immunize residents aged 9 months to 45 years old in the states of Kwara and Kogi.
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.
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Millions are in need of emergency assistance in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. 'We have managed to avert famine, but we cannot pause or slow down,' the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said today.
20 Sep 2017 description
While humanitarian aid has been significantly scaled up, the needs will remain high into 2018 and beyond. Continued support from the international community behind national efforts will be essential.