As an immediate response to a storm on 2 June 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nigeria carried out a rapid assessment of camps and camp-like settings in Jere, Kaga, Konduga and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) between 2 and 3 June to assess the level of damage sustained to the structures.
Out of the 44 camps assessed, eight sustained damages of varying degrees, while the remaining were unaffected. One fatality was recorded in Bakasi Camp. In addition to the damage to the shelters, some parts of the camps were flooded.
IOM Psychosocial Support teams provided psychological first aid to 113 individuals as part of the immediate response.
As the rainy season progresses, the intensity of the storms and sand storms will increase. It is imperative that all shelters are reinforced to prevent them from collapsing or failing. A response plan needs to be put in place to mitigate the immediate effects of the storm i.e. temporary shelters to house affected persons, 24-hour availability of health personnel who can administer first aid in the event of injuries and refer to secondary level services, if needed.