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Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2

  • Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On February 16, three person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs) detonated in a market in Borno State’s Konduga local government area (LGA), resulting in at least 20 deaths and 70 injuries, international media report.

  • Relief actors have reported a recent influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to northeastern Nigeria’s Pulka town, where approximately 11,800 IDPs were sheltering in host communities and IDP sites as of late January, straining local capacity to provide basic services, according to the REACH Initiative. Recent IDP arrivals traveled to Pulka from nearby locations in Borno’s Bama and Gwoza LGAs and reported on humanitarian conditions in villages of origin, where remaining populations face protection concerns and require food and livelihood assistance.

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states as of early February, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The figure represents an increase of approximately 72,300 people compared to December 2017. Armed conflict remains the primary cause of displacement, while food assistance is the primary need in the majority of IDP sites, IOM reports.

  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Chad, launched on February 9, requests $544 million to deliver humanitarian assistance to approximately 1.9 million people across the country, including more than 330,000 people in Chad’s Lac Region.