Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 09 Nov 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Updated Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis indicates continued food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria

  • Persistent insecurity disrupts livelihood and market activities, minimizes cross- border trade, and undermines savings mechanisms in northeastern Nigeria

  • Populations in Chad and Niger will face food insecurity through May 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The Government of Nigeria (GoN) Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN World Food Program (WFP), and other relief agencies, recently released an updated Cadre Harmonisé report—a multi-sector food security and nutrition analysis—for 16 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory. Preliminary results indicated that food insecurity remains concerning for populations in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, with conflict negatively affecting food access, availability, and production.

  • Insecurity continues to threaten civilian safety and livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin region. From October 30–31, four attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State and Cameroon’s Far North Region resulted in at least 25 civilian deaths and numerous injuries, according to international media.

  • Preliminary results from a Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) survey indicate global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels of more than 18 percent in Chad’s Lac Region. The GAM levels represent an increase of approximately 6 percent compared to the same period in 2016 and exceed the UN World Health Organization (WHO) emergency threshold of 15 percent.

  • The number of new suspected cholera cases in Borno continues to decrease, and Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH) officials have not recorded a cholera-associated death since October 11. Relief organizations, including USAID/OFDA partners, continue to conduct prevention and treatment activities throughout Borno.