• Over 800 IDP households affected in flash flooding from heavy downpour in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA).
• Borno State Government inaugurates committee to facilitate internally displace person (IDP) and refugee resettlement in Abadam LGA, which is still inaccessible to aid agencies due to ongoing insecurity.
• WASH conditions are deteriorating in Dikwa LGA, where escalating insecurity prompted scale down of humanitarian footprints • Over 25,000 people at-risk of food shortages starting in October as flooding threatens to cut-off Rann town, near the border with Cameroon.
• Deadly armed clashes and illegal vehicle checkpoints spark civilian safety concerns across LGAs and supply routes.
Over 800 IDP shelters impacted by flooding in Monguno LGA
Flash flooding from heavy downpours on 27 July directly affected over 800 IDP households in Monguno LGA. Their shelters were overrun at the Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) camp and food, non-food items (NFIs) and property were damaged or lost. At least 113 shelters were seriously damaged. Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) partners were able to pump out the floodwater and deliver sandbags to fill up affected areas while plans are ongoing to mobilize kits to repair damaged shelters. Some wornout shelters will also require fortification including new tarpaulins to enable them to withstand the impacts of rainstorms, which are expected to continue over the coming weeks as the rainy season progresses. WASH and health partners had in recent months ramped up preparedness measures to mitigate risks of water-borne disease outbreaks associated with the wet season, such as cholera.
Government inaugurates committee to facilitate IDP and refugee resettlement in Abadam LGA
Governor Babagana Zulum inaugurated a 24-member committee to commence work, including the rehabilitation of damaged facilities and critical infrastructure, to facilitate the relocation and resettlement of IDPs and refugees in Abadam LGA on the shores of the Lake Chad by November 2021. Governor Zulum visited Malam-Fatori (the headquarters of Abadam LGA and a border town with Niger) in early July to assess the security situation and level of damages to homes, livelihoods and critical infrastructure following years of attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and clashes with government forces. Governor Zulum also visited Niger, where he met President Mohamed Bazoum to discuss the return of refugees to Borno State, which is scheduled for November. More than 100,000 people who fled violence in Abadam are currently living as refugees in Bosso and Diffa regions of Niger. Some IDPs from Abadam were relocated from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Damasak town (which borders Abadam) two months ago. Abadam LGA is still inaccessible to international aid agencies due to ongoing insecurity including along major routes. OCHA continues to engage with the Borno State Government to ensure principled and multi-stakeholder approach to relocations that guarantees safety, dignity and continued access to assistance and critical services for civilians.
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