The ongoing conflict in North-East Nigeria has left more than 1.8 million people displaced in almost 2,174 locations across the six most affected states in the region (Displacement Tracking Matrix – DTM report RdXIX), including 251 IDP camps and camp-like settings, with 56% of the IDP population being children. Borno State hosts the majority of IDPs (1,326,445) and camps (201) while Adamawa, and Yobe hosts 140,356 and 104,922 individuals respectively. New population movements were recorded in November, with Gwoza having the highest number of new arrivals (1,862), followed by Askira/Uba, Mafa, Ngala in Borno State and Madagali in Adamawa State (729, 428, 373 and 358 respectively). Important and unexpected arrivals of population were recorded in areas with extremely limited access due to insecurity, such as Nganzai, Konduga and Magumeri in Borno States, with a cumulative of over 20,000 people on the move since October. Other locations like Jere and Chibok recorded relatively high numbers of departures. Only 24.2% of shelter funding and 41.6% of CCCM response funding requirements are reported covered so far. The pressure of new arrivals coupled with lack of suitable land, congestion leading to small-scale fire outbreaks and limited capacities on the ground render the response difficult. Access to land, such as in Dikwa, as well as insecurity in central areas of Borno, are reported one of the major challenges.
Response and Priorities
537,586 individuals (56% of 2017 target) has been reached with shelter/NFI interventions, while 770,499 individuals (96% of 2017 target) are being monitored under CCCM/DMS interventions. During the month of November, the sector ensured the completion of the Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 for CCCM/Shelter including project-based approaches toward the development of the response strategy and validation of proposals submitted by various actors. With the dry and hot season ongoing, the sector encourages actors to scale up the fire mitigation and sensitisation campaign. Meanwhile, the sector finalised through the technical shelter working group meeting, the revision of the design of Emergency Shelter Kit, Emergency Shelters and transitional shelter options such as Dikwa and Bakassi Shelter types for 2018. Following a thorough review of post-distribution monitoring reports for 2017, the NFI TWG revised the NFI kits as well as technical guidance to guide on targeting for next year. Since 2017, Shelter construction has been completed in Bama (9,260), Ngala (7,250), Monguno (4,069), Jere (3,440), Damboa (2,771), Gwoza (2,613), Kaga (1,400), Konduga (1,290), Dikwa (1,004), Damaturu (691) among other LGAs. Since the beginning of the year, over 36,190 households have been reached with shelter intervention, while NFI provisions has been distributed to 72,842 households.
Similarly, the sector has continued supporting the joint coordination effort with other sectors and OCHA for installation of critical services and mobilization of missing resources to enable the relocation of the entire Bama General Hospital camp to the new camp, Girls Secondary School, in Bama LGA, expected to accommodate 5,000 families. To support targeting and continued planning, biometric registrations were carried out in 244 locations in the most affected states, bringing the total of individuals biometrically registered to over 770,499 individuals since January and over 1.2 million registered since 2016. Site facilitation support for camp management is being strengthened and extended to 126 IDP sites (16 in Adamawa and 110 in Borno) with 595,500 people living in the camps covered. Going forward, the sector will review the steps for implementation of the reception centers, the review of information management tools for the gap analysis, linked to evidence-based information for partners (e.g. severity mapping). In shelter/NFI, the sector is increasing shelter construction, NFI prepositioning and Post-Distribution Monitoring in areas of projected influx of new arrival as well as revision of NFI kit to be in conformity with international standards and provide more suitability to family size in the north east.
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