Nigeria

Nigeria Humanitarian Sitrep No. 3 - 1 - 15 February 2017

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  • In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. It is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.

  • Populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5).

  • So far in 2017, more than 8,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in Borno and Yobe States.

  • Emergency Primary Health Care (PHC) services reached 602,422 people in the three most affected States in the Northeast.

  • A total of 15,098 people gained access to safe water and 48,261 people accessed improved sanitation facilities.

  • Psychosocial support was provided to 11,861 conflict affected children, while 677 unaccompanied and separated children and 260 children and women associated with armed groups or victims of SGBV received specialised services.

  • A total of 354,314 children were enrolled and gained access to education in a safe learning environment, and 2,500 children benefitted from learning materials.

  • In 2017, UNICEF is requesting US$ 146.9 million to reach four million people, including 2.1 million children. Funds available amounts to US$ 39 million representing a 73 per cent funding gap.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. Considering provision of basic services has been profoundly disrupted by the conflict, it is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.

With regards to Education, these movements may result in a decrease of school attendance, as children move from one location back to their LGA of origin. In these return areas, no other partner is present to support formal education and UNICEF remains the only partner supporting the provision of basic formal education in both IDP camps and in areas of return. In Adamawa, IDPs are also moving from IDPs camps to LGAs closer to their villages of origins, such as Michika and Madagali LGAs, however, insecurity remains and schools are still closed. Learning materials including textbooks, writing materials, and exercise books are urgently needed in all IDP camps in Adamawa.

According to Fewsnet1 , populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5). Ongoing humanitarian interventions are preventing a severe food situation in IDP camps and host communities, but remain insufficient and outpaced by the scale of needs in Borno State, including in the newly accessible areas. In 2017, the risk of famine (IPC Phase 5) will remain high in inaccessible areas of Borno State.