Nigeria

Nigeria: Periodic Monitoring Report (January - June 2017)

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OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward the strategic objectives

For the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in 2017, the HCT achieved the following:

  • 2.3 million individuals, approximately 77 per cent, have benefitted from food assistance through in-kind and cash/voucher interventions;

  • Approximately 1.1 million people accessed clean and safe water, representing 57 per cent of target;

  • 39,000 households were provided with non-food item (NFI) kits, or about 43 per cent of the target;

  • 340,000 vulnerable individuals were screened, registered and monitored for enhanced humanitarian and Protection services;

  • 400,000 individuals, or 61 per cent of target, were biometrically registered;

  • 1.5 million patients were provided with outpatient consultations in health facilities across the priority states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe;

  • 380,000 individuals, representing 25 per cent of target, were supported with activities to recover, restore or protect their livelihoods;

  • 144 out of 200 target health facilities were provided with essential medicines and equipment to improve health service delivery in affected areas.

Challenges

  • Ongoing conflict remains an impediment to operations that continues to limit humanitarian access;

  • The rainy season is slowing down access by road to certain areas. While most of the areas outside of Maiduguri are only accessible by air, the weather conditions also affect air travel. With the humanitarian hubs not yet established in most of these areas, humanitarian agencies are not able to provide continued interventions;

  • Increased needs due to unplanned returns from Cameroon are depleting already overstretched resources to accommodate more IDPs, causing tensions within receiving communities and increasing risk of disease outbreaks;

  • Low funding in some sectors has adversely affected implementation.

Recommendations

  • Strengthen CMCoord engagements to facilitate access and build on local capacities to enhance humanitarian service delivery;

  • Implement the inter-agency contigency plan (IACP) to ensure needs are responded to despite weather conditions and access impediments;

  • Enhance inter-sector and regional cooperation to minimize involuntary returns as well as manage return reception in-country;

  • The HC should continue to lead resource mobilization efforts to ensure that critical life-saving interventions are carried out in an effective and efficient manner, following global sectoral standards;

  • Maximize the opportunity to build national capacities and support the humanitarian-development nexus.

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