North-West and South West situation report (1-31 October 2021)
Schools, teachers, and students continue to be targetted by attacks.
The RDPH reported a total of 26 cases and four community deaths of cholera in the Ekondo Titi health district.
Gender-based violence (GBV) partners referred 1,249 GBV cases to GBV specialized services providers.
Food Security and livelihood partners reached about 298,000 people with emergency food, agriculture, and livelihoods assistance.
October witnessed a slow pickup of humanitarian activities in the North-West and South-West (NWSW) regions following the suspension caused by the long lockdown imposed by non-State armed groups (NSAGs) in September. The security situation in the NWSW remained volatile with a sustained level of attacks against education, including teachers, students, school premises, and assets with at least one teacher killed.
According to the emergency tracking tool (ETT) data, at least 2,559 individuals were forced to flee in October due to clashes between NSAGs and state security forces, and the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The most affected divisions include Menchum, Boyo, Bui and Donga-Mantung in the NW, and Manyu and Ndian in the South-West.
Humanitarian organizations continued to operate under numerous constraints. Active fighting, increased use of IEDs, and demands for illegal payments at irregular checkpoints within some communities continued to expose humanitarians to high risks and hindered their free movement. In one incident, unidentified gunmen injured a humanitarian worker on his way to a distribution site. These constraints further aggravate humanitarian needs as aid workers are hindered to reach affected people, and the latter are unable to access available services.
The Regional Delegation of Public Health (RDPH) in the South-West reported a total of 26 cholera cases and four related community deaths in the Ekondo Titi health district. The case fatality rate is 15.4 per cent, significantly exceeded the one per cent emergency threshold, and the attack rate is 4.56 per 1,000.
As of 31 October, only 29.8 per cent of funds required for the NWSW 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) have been secured.
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