Heavy rainfall continues to affect IDPs in camps and conflict-affected host communities in the north-east and north-west. Shelters in makeshift locations were destroyed in the north-east and over 5,000 households were affected by flooding in the north-west. In addition to the direct impact on immediate needs, flooding of farmlands will have a negative impact on food availability and nutrition status in the short-medium term.
Within the reporting period:
• 24,245 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted for treatment in 431 UNICEF supported treatment facilities in the three northeast states while 3,464 children 6-59 months were admitted in 25 facilities in the two north-west states.
• 204,000 beneficiaries gained renewed access to safe sanitation through the desludging of 4,080 latrines in Borno state.
• UNICEF is supporting 24 (including 15 children) Nigerians from Cameroon received at the Bulumkutu rehabilitation center after being released by the military to the Borno Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Funding Overview and Partnerships
In 2020, UNICEF is requesting US$ 145.1 million to provide life-saving services to 3.8 million people, including 2.2 million children. Funds currently available amount to US$ 58.5 million resulting in a 60 percent funding gap. UNICEF’s ability to provide a sustained, integrated package of WASH, nutrition and health, child protection and education in emergencies services for the survival and development of vulnerable children is hampered by this lack of funding.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
During the month of August, a total of 7,306 movements were recorded as a result of military operations, conflicts/attacks, poor living conditions, fear of attacks and voluntary relocations. In one such incident of insecurity in Jere Local Government Area (LGA), 2,7581 people departed their homes and sought refuge in nearby camps and host communities putting strain on already fragile shelter and sanitation infrastructure.
At the UNICEF- supported reception points for new arrivals, 1,049 boys and girls aged 6-59 months were screened in IDP Camps Bama, Gwoza, Mobbar and Ngala LGAs of Borno state. Out of which, 29 (2.8 per cent) were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) while 127 (12.1 per cent) were identified with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM). A total of 488 (46.5 per cent) were from other accessible LGAs, 433 (41.2 per cent) came from neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroon and Chad while the remaining 128 (12.2 per cent) were from areas inaccessible to humanitarians.
With the onset of the rainy season, varying degrees of damage have been recorded in camps and camp-like settings. Within the reporting period, six camps were affected in Dikwa, Jere, Maiduguri and Konduga LGAs.In Muna Da’alti camp in Jere LGA, heavy rainfall and flooding left 72 makeshift shelters damaged and an estimated 360 individuals without shelter. Other affected camps include Yajiwa Camp, Shuwari 5 Camp in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council,
Klagaru Camp in Dikwa LGA, and 400 Housing Estate (Gubio Camp) in Konduga LGA. Major needs for interventions included sandbags, shelter repair kits, construction materials, provision of basic non-food items (NFI) as well as reconstruction of damaged shelters, toilets and shower facilities.