1,337 INFECTED AND 63 DEAD FROM CHOLERA OUTBREAK
As of 27 July, 1,337 cases and 63 deaths from Cholera were reported in Northern Cameroon, notably in towns along the border with Nigeria. 218 cases were reported this week, up from 208 cases reported last week. Health experts are concerned that the epidemic will spread to the Northern capital city of Maraoua.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
3,000 NEW IDPS IN BATANGAFO, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IDPS IN BAMBARI
Some 3,000 IDPs have been registered in Batangafo since mid-July, following heavy clashes between rebel groups in the area. IOM also identified some 95,000 IDPs living in 71 sites outside of Bangui. As of 30 July, there are 102,000 IDPs in Bangui, a decrease of 1,400 IDPs since last week. Despite this decrease in the capital, the M’Poko Airport IDP site remains the largest site, hosting 37,400 IDPs. Media reports indicate that women displaced to ‘M’ IDP site in Bambari are frequent victims of sexual violence.
40 KILLED AND 3,500 DISPLACED IN NORTHEAST, INSURGENCY CONTINUES
On 4 August, state authorities reported that inter-communal violence in Taraba state has left 40 persons killed and over 3,500 displaced. On 4 August, Boko Haram insurgents reportedly attacked five churches in Hawal Local Government Area (Borno state). On 31 July, a 10-year-old suicide bomber attacked a school in Kano killing three and injuring seven.
1,343 INFECTED AND 27 KILLED BY CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN BORNO
As of 5 August, an outbreak of Cholera in two IDP sites - hosting 10,000 IDPs - in Biu, Borno has infected 1,343 persons and killed 27. A total of 1,310 persons have been treated with 30 persons hospitalized. The state ministry of health, UNICEF, MSF, SEMA, NEMA, and the Nigerian Red Cross are providing basic treatment and referral services, and water trucking to the affected camps. NEMA also activated the Search and Rescue Epidemic Response Plan (SRERP) in the Biu sites. Humanitarian partners are calling for more response activities in the WASH and Health sectors at the IDP sites.
1,603 CASES AND 887 DEATHS, VIRUS SPREADS TO NIGERIA
As of 4 August, WHO reports that the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola in the four affected countries stands at 1,603 including 887 deaths– a 33 per cent increase in cases in one week. Sierra Leone remains the largest Ebola caseload in the region and Liberia hosts the highest increase of cases this week. On 4 August, Nigerian authorities reported that a doctor in Lagos, who treated a Liberian Ebola victim, contracted the virus.
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