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Adamawa State: Humanitarian situation overview (25 October 2019)

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Adamawa state continues to experience high humanitarian needs driven by conflict, flooding and inter-communal tensions. A total of 200,011 people are currently displaced. During the reporting period three key dynamics were recorded; ongoing military operations at the fringes of the Sambisa forest in Madagali LGA which is leading to displacements and increased inaccessibility in the affected areas; flooding and, an epidemic outbreak. A total of 1,152 new displacements from Madagali were recorded. Flooding has affected over 173,049 people in the period between August and October, across 11 LGAs, destroying, crops, livestock and other property. A total of 7,700 houses have been damaged. Between August and September, there have been 15 recorded deaths as a result of the flooding. In addition to the perennial flooding, the state experienced flash flooding on 27 Oct, the worst flooding since 2014, with an estimated 19 000 displaced from over 149 communities in seven LGAs along the banks of River Benue. State and Federal level support was mobilized to respond to the immediate needs of the affected population. Humanitarian partners have so far provided lifesaving WASH, NFI/shelter assistance to over 5,000 flood affected people. However, without a dedicated food sector partner to provide food assistance, the affected population, inclusive of internally displaced, will be exposed to greater risks of hunger and disease.

The Cholera outbreak emergency declared on 27 June recorded a total of 784 cases and 4 deaths. Health and WASH partner prevention and response efforts have helped contain the epidemic.

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