Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 October 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



  • According to the August 2015,there has been a dramatic increase (about 58%), in the number of conflict affected IDPs in the three North East states reaching almost 2 million compared to the figures in June 2015. The Borno IDP population has increased the most (by 65%) with 1.65 million IDPs. The number of returns in Adamawa has also increased (by 18%) to 262,324.

  • An outbreak of cholera has occurred in 4 IDPS and some surrounding communities. As of 1st October, a total of 554 cases with 15 deaths and a case fatality rate CFR) of 2.7% recorded since the outbreak was reported (7th September).

  • UNICEF supported a multisector rapid assessment conducted during the 7-14 September by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Borno and Yobe states. The purpose of the assessment was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the needs of host communities affected by the conflict and displacement.

  • 49,754 children have been reached through psychosocial support services in 143 communities and 22 IDP camps in the three North East states, through a network of 474 trained community volunteers.

  • 6,300 children (3,555 girls and 2,745 boys) have been able to undertake schooling in a more conducive environment with the provision of 58 additional tents and 1,250 mats distributed to partners. To date, the total number of children reached is 94,397.

  • A new IDP camp was established in Dikwa LGA in Borno state. The camp hosts approximately 7,500 IDPs. Integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) services were provide through UNICEF support to the state. UNICEF provides support to 27 IDP camps in the North East – Yobe (2); Borno (20) and Adamawa (5).

  • From January to August 2015, 41,340 children under five with SAM were newly admitted for treatment in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • Since the beginning of the year, 181,843 conflict affected people (IDPs and host communities) have benefitted from improved access to potable water through the support of UNICEF and its implementing partners.

  • As of 30 September 2015, UNICEF has received around $14.8 million USD against its 2015 HAC requirements of $ 26.5 million USD (56% of total requirements); with a funding gap of 44% remaining.