Attacks by armed actors continue to result in civilian casualties across the Lake Chad Basin region
Crisis-level or worse acute food insecurity is projected to persist in parts of Niger and Nigeria through January 2019
Heavy rains and flooding displace populations, hinder access, and exacerbate humanitarian needs in northeastern Nigeria
Insecurity persisted throughout the Lake Chad Basin region in July, with attacks by suspected Boko Haram elements resulting in civilian casualties in northeastern Nigeria’s Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State and Chad’s Lac Region, international media report.
Acute food insecurity will continue across the Lake Chad Basin in the coming months, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). In northeastern Nigeria, Crisis—IPC 3—and Emergency—IPC 4—levels of acute food insecurity will likely persist in much of Borno and parts of Adamawa and Yobe states through January 2019, FEWS NET reports.5 Additionally, some households in Cameroon’s Far North Region could experience Stressed—IPC 2—levels of acute food insecurity through September, while populations in Lac are projected to experience Stressed levels of acute food insecurity through January 2019. In addition, Crisis levels of acute food insecurity could persist in parts of Niger’s Diffa Region through January 2019.
Recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding have damaged infrastructure, restricted humanitarian access, and resulted in acute humanitarian needs among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in several Borno LGAs. In addition, flooding in late July prompted population displacement in Yobe’s Damaturu LGA, international media report.
During the week of July 16, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members traveled to Borno’s capital city of Maiduguri to monitor USAID programming, including food, nutrition, and protection interventions. DART staff noted adequate prepositioning of relief commodities for the ongoing June-to-September rainy season, as well as beneficiary satisfaction with a USAID-supported safe space for women.