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17 Jan 2018 description


Humanitarian organisations – including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and national non-governmental organisations - are working in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to help the women, children and men who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict as well as the communities that host and support them.

We are about 2,000 Nigerians and 500 international staff in the three states.


16 Jan 2018 description


  • Damboa is one of 27 local government areas (LGAs) in Borno State; the capital is Damboa town. With an area of 6,200 km², the population of this LGA currently stands at 151,600 including nearly 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons in the LGA who all need humanitarian assistance.
    Damboa is also one of the 16 LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate Council under the Shehu of Borno.

  • In 2012, following contentious local elections, Alhaji Lawan Kabu, the former LGA Chairman was assassinated.

05 Jan 2018 description


  • The Bama local government area (LGA) has been severely affected by the conflict in north-east Nigeria. Bama town, the second largest in the state of Borno, was repeatedly attacked between May 2013 and September 2014 and finally seized by non-state armed groups, who turned it into their headquarters. Relatively close to the border with Cameroon, it was once a thriving commercial hub, home to 250,000 people.

18 Dec 2017 description

(Abuja, 18 December 2017): The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, strongly deplores the deadly ambush on a convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons on Saturday 16 December, and expressed grave concern over the limitations that attacks of this nature may have on the delivery of life-saving supplies to people in need in north-east Nigeria.

15 Dec 2017 description

Chaque année, à l’approche de la saison des pluies, Hadiza Bambara angoisse. La femme de 75 ans, qui a neuf personnes à sa charge, n’a pas oublié cette longue nuit pluvieuse où elle et sa famille ont échappé à la mort dans l’effondrement de leur maison.

« J’ai été alertée par les cris de ma petite fille lorsqu’un morceau de terre tombé du toit l’a réveillée » explique-t-elle. « J’ai sursauté au cœur de la nuit, et tout de suite, j’ai eu le réflexe d’évacuer la maison » ajoute-t-elle.

15 Dec 2017 description

When the rainy season comes each year, Hadiza Bambara is anxious. The 75-year-old woman, who has nine dependents, hasn’t forgotten the long rainy night when she and her family almost died when their home collapsed.

"I was alerted by my daughter's cries when a piece of earth fell from the roof and woke her up," Hadiza explained. "I jumped up in the middle of the night and immediately evacuated the house."

14 Dec 2017 description


  • The Bama local government area (LGA) has been severely affected by the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • Bama town, the second largest in the state of Borno, was repeatedly attacked from May 2013 through September 2014 and finally seized by non-state armed groups, who turned it into their headquarters. Relatively close to the border with Cameroon, it was once a thriving commercial hub and home to 250,000 people.

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.

08 Dec 2017 description

Bangui, le 8 décembre 2017 – La communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine continue de payer un lourd tribut à la hausse de la criminalité dans les régions du Nord, du Sud et du Sud-Est. A Kabo dans la préfecture de l’Ouham (Nord), depuis le 8 décembre, plusieurs Organisations nongouvernementales ont été contraintes de suspendre temporairement leurs activités en raison d’agressions ciblées et un humanitaire y a trouvé la mort le 7 décembre.

29 Nov 2017 description

Niger continues to grapple with insecurity, climatic shocks, extreme poverty and lack of basic services and infrastructure. The humanitarian crisis is worsening, with multiple crises in Diffa, Tillabery and Tahoua. In terms of severity, the humanitarian situation remains critical in the Diffa region, with the highest rate of population in need - 50 per cent. However, about 80 per cent of people requiring humanitarian assistance live in other regions of the country.

22 Nov 2017 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 13 November 2017

As delivered

Honourable delegates and representatives. Your Excellency Mr.Kpatamango of the Central African Republic to the United Nations. Thank you for being here today to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic.

16 Nov 2017 description

New York, 16 November 2017

As delivered

This crisis rarely reaches the international headlines so I am grateful for the opportunity to brief you on the growing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My main message today is that we can no longer deal with this crisis on a business-as-usual basis. The scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis has far surpassed what we estimated or planned for this year.

16 Nov 2017 description

(N'djamena, 16 November 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock, has approved the allocation of US $ 11 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for humanitarian action in Chad. The funds provided will help meet the vital needs of 147,000 people, including returnees and refugees from the Central African Republic and their host communities, in four southern regions of the country.

16 Nov 2017 description

(N'djamena, le 16 novembre 2017): Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, M. Mark Lowcock, a approuvé l’allocation de 11 millions de dollars issus du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour l’action humanitaire au Tchad. Les fonds accordés permettront de répondre aux besoins vitaux de 147 000 personnes dont des retournés et réfugiés de la République Centrafricaine et leurs communautés hôtes, dans quatre régions du sud du pays.

16 Nov 2017 description

Le Fonds Humanitaire alloue US$ 20 millions au Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu et Haut Katanga

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Gwoza Local Government Authority (LGA) has been at the centre of the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria, with Pulka town experiencing intense fighting and insecurity.

  • The LGA has seen the killing of hundreds of civilians, the abduction of women and girls, the destruction of towns, and the large-scale forced displacement of populations.
    Livelihoods have been devastated and assets looted.

09 Nov 2017 description


2 Novembre 2017, N'DJAMENA, TCHAD

• Excellence Monsieur le Premier Ministre et Chef du Gouvernement de la République du Tchad

• Excellence Monsieur le Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité de l’Union Africaine

• Excellence Monsieur le Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad, et Chef de Délégation de la Force Multinationale Mixte