Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 19 September 2017

from Assessment Capacities Project
Published on 19 Sep 2017


As of 18 September, the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 2,000, with 44 deaths reported. The case fatality rate is more than double the emergency threshold of 1%.

The majority of cases are in three main areas in Borno state: 1,177 in the Muna corridor, 570 in Dikwa, and over 338 in Monguno. The areas affected have high levels of IDPs and their already limited health capacity will be further strained.

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120,000 people across the country need humanitarian assistance as a result of flooding. Priority needs are shelter, NFIs, drinking water, and food.

The situation has deteriorated in the past two weeks, with the number of affected people increasing from 82,000 to 195,000. Last year at around the same time, 123,000 people were affected. 11,000 houses and 13,000 hectares of crops were destroyed, and 16,000 livestock lost.

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Increasing trends in displacement have been reported in both Deir-ez-Zor and Hama governorates, where intense fighting is ongoing. In rural Deir-ez-Zor governorate multi-sectoral needs have been reported, especially water, electricity, NFIs, and food. In Hama, pro-government forces have besieged new areas, and civilians have been stranded with little food or water.

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