Nigeria

Nigeria: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - September 2017)

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

During the reporting period, partners focused heavily on containing the cholera outbreak reported since August in four locations in Borno. Additionally, unpredictable population movements continue to pose a major challenge in the responders’ ability to deliver aid in a timely and targeted manner.

With the dry season kicking off in October and most roads becoming passable again, it is anticipated that hostilities will intensify, which is expected to further exacerbate displacement trends, especially in Borno State.

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