Benin City – Representatives for IOM, the UN Migration Agency, recently went to Edo State, Nigeria to pay a courtesy visit to the Governor and the lyase (Prime Minister) of Benin, and discuss the recent steps taken to combat human trafficking in the region prone to irregular migration.
Richard Danziger, IOM Regional Director for West and Central Africa, also met with over 80 returnees who were attending business skills training in preparation for their reintegration assistance under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Nigeria.
Conflict continues to generate civilian casualties, displacement, and food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin
PBIED attacks result in at least 31 civilian deaths in northeastern Nigeria on June 16
In northeastern Nigeria, Yobe State health authorities declare end of cholera outbreak, while Adamawa State officials report decline in new suspected cases
Author Olayinka Ajala Associate Lecturer and Conflict Analyst, University of York
Olayinka Ajala does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
Now in its ninth year, the violent conflict in north-east Nigeria has caused one of the most severe crises in the world, with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Here are six things you should know about the crisis:
1. Civilians have borne the brunt of the crisis
Abuja, 20 June, 2018 - “There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance,” said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change.”
A resident of Kuchingoro, a suburb of Abuja, Mrs Muyadeen is a 23 year old mother of one and nine months pregnant. She has had previous antenatal visits to the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Kuchingoro.
Context: The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin countries is a result of a conflict with Non-State Armed Groups and has triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 20 June 2018, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria are hosting an estimated 4,187,247 affected individuals made up of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees (both in- and out-of-camp), returnees (former IDPs and returnees from abroad) and third country nationals (TCNs).
Performance indicators (Epi Week 23):
In Epidemiological Week 23 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).
Measles: No case of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 382 and 06 deaths. CFR is 2%
AFP: No case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 143.
Blog Post by John Campbell
According to various media outlets, a suicide bomb attack on June 16 in Damboa, Borno, left at least forty dead and an additional forty wounded. Observers suspect Boko Haram, but thus far, no group has claimed responsibility. The attack occurred on the same day that the Nigerian chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, publicly said that Boko Haram is no longer a threat and urged internally displaced persons to return home. According to the army, two-thousand internally displaced had already returned to their homes.
This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Sector, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in Nigeria may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.
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. 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.
HIGHLIGHTS (MAY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Ongoing Cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State
NHF capacity building for local NGOs by OCHA
Joint supervision and monitoring visit to NYSC host community in Girei LGA and Malkohi host community in Yola South LGAs
Updates on the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) and MOFCOM Meeting in Mubi North LGA
Epidemiological updates of diseases
Blog Post by John Campbell
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 9 to June 15, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
June 9: A suicide bomber killed himself but no others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 4.9 billion
TOTAL FUNDING US$ 1.3 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.6 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 313 million
Figures in US$