Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Report - July/August 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Humanitarian access remains limited and situation has remained volatile with increased displacement of people. The situation remains critical in both the newly accessible and still inaccessible areas due to the deepening food security, nutrition crisis and polio and measles outbreak.

  • 1.7 million people (IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Round 10 June, 2016) displaced in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, with Borno being the worst affected. 946,217 children (55 per cent) are among the IDP population. Additional 2.2 million people are in areas still inaccessible.

  • Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program reached over 74,978 severely malnourished children. Nutrition screening data collected of the new arrivals from Kaleri settlement, Mafa Local Government Area (LGA) show Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) at 15% and 45% respectively indicating catastrophic humanitarian situation in inaccessible areas.

  • UNICEF required immediate funding of $115 million to scale up response which will cover the urgent needs of the affected population for 6 months (August 2016- February 2017). The scale up plan focuses on a multi-sector response covering newly liberated areas, Maiduguri Municipality (MMC)/Jere and Southern Borno and Gujaba and Gulani LGAs of Yobe.

  • 2 cases of Wild Polio Virus type 1 were identified in Jere LGA on the 6th July 2016 and Gwoza LGA on the 13th July 2016, Borno State. An immediate response was launched on 15th August 2016 in 4 LGAs surrounding the identified cases covering 887,095 children between the ages 0 – 59 months.