Nigeria + 4 more

Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors release 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted in February attack in Dapchi town

  • Borno SMoH declares cholera outbreak in Kukawa LGA

  • WFP assessment indicates 27 percent of households in northeastern Nigeria are food-insecure

  • Government of Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa through late May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On March 21, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) announced that armed actors had released 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi town, Yobe State, in a February 19 attack, according to international media.

  • Nigeria’s Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH) declared a cholera outbreak in Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA) on March 8. Between February 13 and March 21, the SMoH reported nearly 630 suspected cholera cases and three related deaths. In response to the outbreak, USAID/OFDA partners are providing emergency health and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance in affected areas.

  • Approximately 27 percent of households across northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states are experiencing food insecurity, according to a February Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP), in coordination with the GoN and food security actors.
    Populations in Borno continue to experience the highest levels of food insecurity in the region, according to the assessment.

  • On March 3, the UN announced $9 million in humanitarian assistance through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund—a country-based pooled fund, managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)—to provide support for approximately 60,000 individuals recently displaced by ongoing conflict in Borno.

  • On March 8, the Government of Niger extended the state of emergency in Niger’s Diffa Region—which has been in effect since February 2015—through late May due to ongoing insecurity, according to the UN.