Cases of Hepatitis E in Borno since week 8 totalled 1262, with 49 new cases in Rann, Kala Balge during the reporting period.
This has resulted in the reactivation of UNICEF’s response mechanism to curtail the spread.
In 2017, a total of 3.8 million consultations have taken place in the primary health centres facilities in IDP camps and host communities, of whom 194,756 were reached during this reporting period in the 3 states.
Access to safe water has been provided to 561,070 people since the beginning of 2017, of whom 35,351 were reached during this reporting period.
A total of 21,717 children received psychosocial support through child friendly spaces and child clubs, during the reporting period.
A total of 244,990 boys and girls received learning materials and school bags during the reporting period.
8.5 million Projected number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the northeast states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe for 2017 (Humanitarian Response Plan, 2017)
1.6 million IDPs in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, over 56 per cent are children (DTM Round XIX, October 2017)
4.4 million Children in need of humanitarian assistance (HAC 2017)
UNICEF Appeal 2017 US$ 146.9 million *Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC), does not include inaccessible areas of Borno
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people remain internally displaced across the three northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. This represents a decrease of about 3 per cent as compared to Round XVIII (August 2017). The reduction is explained by the movement of people to the newly accessible areas in Borno State. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.
During the reporting period, a total of 2,641 new arrivals were registered in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa (IOM DTM ETT Report: No. 39; No.40). These ongoing arrivals are increasing the pressure on the delivery of humanitarian services in the IDP settlements in terms of shelter, health and nutrition, provision of food and access to sanitation. With the upcoming dry season and improved road access, it is expected that hostilities will intensify leading to increased population displacement.
The number of cholera cases continued to decrease during the reporting period and as of 15th November 2017, the total number of confirmed and suspected cholera cases reached 5,340, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.1 per cent): 2,686 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA); 1,758 cases in Monguno and 82 cases in Guzamala. The total number of cases reported from Dikwa, MMC and Mafa stand at 736, 58 and 20 respectively and have remained so for over 3 weeks. Despite this improvement, active case finding and cholera prevention activities by UNICEF and partners continue in all the identified hotspots.