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11 Dec 2017 description

UNHAS air transport operations are crucial in enabling the humanitarian community to reach remote and otherwise inaccessible locations in northeast Nigeria. At the beginning of 2017, the Logistics Sector and UNHAS identifed the need to coordinate and consolidate air cargo more efectively. Since February 2017, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) has provided this vital service on behalf of the Logistics Sector.

11 Dec 2017 description

(Abuja, 11 December 2017): The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria.

The humanitarian emergency in the northeastern Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of life-saving aid in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

11 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • 8 additional cases were reported between 4th and 10th December 2017

  • Last case reported on the 5th December 2017

  • No death reported.

  • No cases reported from Dikwa, MMC, Mafa and Jere.

Epidemiological summary

08 Dec 2017 description

Regional Overview

Introduction

2018 will mark the fifth year of the Nigerian refugee crisis with 218,000 Nigerian refugees expected to be living in and outside of camps with host communities in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The overall Nigerian refugee population size has fluctuated in 2017, with new arrivals, departures to Nigeria and pendular movements between countries of asylum and Nigeria, owing to the prevailing insecurity and sub-standard living conditions in the country of origin.

08 Dec 2017 description

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year and trafficked into sex work

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Kieran Guilbert

ABUJA/LONDON, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By rewarding whistleblowers, boosting prosecutions and challenging beliefs in black magic, Nigeria is ramping up its crusade against human trafficking, backed by millions of pounds of British aid, anti-slavery and government officials said.

07 Dec 2017 description

The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS)1 was activated on 23 November 2016 to address the critical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) needs identified during an assessment in North-East Nigeria in September 2016. The fulfilment of these gaps will enable humanitarians on the ground to carry out their jobs efficiently and safely, ultimately assisting more people and saving more lives.

07 Dec 2017 description

Outline
1. Objectives
2. Background
3. Scope
4. Nonfood items (NFI) specifications
5. NFI items in Response Plans
6. Sector Indicators to be Captured in a PDM

1. Objectives

07 Dec 2017 description

Background

Conflict in northeast Nigeria has caused a large-scale humanitarian crisis with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.1 Today nearly 1.6 million people are displaced in the three states in the northeast, livelihoods have been lost, commercial markets and trade have been disrupted, host community resources are depleting, and large areas of Borno State remain inaccessible for humanitarian actors due to the volatile security situation.

06 Dec 2017 description

This paper sets out to better inform stakeholders about why the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and national level stakeholders operate as they do around managing water and security related interests. It concludes with implications for support.

05 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) security telecommunications services were operational at the humanitarian hub in Dikwa, Borno state, as of 2 November.

  • The ETS carried out a deployment and training mission in Damaturu, Yobe state, between 15 to 18 November.

  • The ETS participated in a mission to Rann, Borno state, to assess the existing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services.

Situation Overview