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01 Nov 2018 description

In September and October 2018 Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Hauwa Mohammed Liman, midwives and aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were executed by their captors[1]. The humanitarian workers had been abducted in Rann town, Borno State, on 1 March 2018 following a deadly attack by a Non-State Armed Group in which three aid workers were killed. A nurse with UNICEF, also abducted from Rann on 1 March 2018, is still being held by the Non-State Armed Group.

23 Oct 2018 description

Regional Highlights

  • Donors pledge $2.17 billion for assistance
  • Region faces worst cholera outbreak since 2010
  • Rains complicate aid access in Cameroon’s Far North
  • Malnutrition surpass emergency threshold in much of Chad

Situation Overview

WORST CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN EIGHT YEARS

02 Aug 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • New displacements on the rise as conflict persists
  • Several new attacks in Nigeria and Cameroon
  • First joint mission in 2018 conducted in Bosso
  • Modalities agreed to ease return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
  • Food insecurity remains high, expected to persist in 2019

SITUATION OVERVIEW

CONFLICT AND DISPLACEMENT

30 Apr 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

▪ Food insecurity to remain high in the lean season ▪ 278 Nigerian asylum seekers forced back from Cameroon ▪ Aid operations resume in Rann in north-east Nigeria ▪ Military operations underway around Lake Chad ▪ More than a thousand children abducted since 2013

SITUATION OVERVIEW

FOOD INSECURITY

28 Feb 2018 description

Now in its ninth year, the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains massive in scale due to ongoing hostilities: 1.7 million persons remain internally displaced, human rights violations continue to be reported daily, and the food security situation remains extremely concerning as conflict continues to limit the amount of land under cultivation and 3.7 million persons are expected to face critical levels of food insecurity during the upcoming lean season (June through September).

25 Jan 2018 description

The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict, continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Since late October 2017, large-scale displacements have taken place in Borno State and northern Adamawa State, with influxes of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pulka, Gwoza, Ngala, Monguno,

23 Jan 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seasonal decline in number of severely food insecure in north-east Nigeria

  • At least 135 children forced to carry out bomb attacks in 2017

  • Around 4,000 Nigerian refugees expected to return from Cameroon

  • Cameroon’s Far North region records around 60 suicide attacks in 2017

  • Armed attacks impair education in parts of Diffa

  • Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s Borno state declared over

24 Nov 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

8.5 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEED OF LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE IN 2017
6.9 MILLION PEOPLE TARGETED FOR LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE IN 2017

20 Nov 2017 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improves in parts of north-east Nigeria thanks to relief assistance

  • Forty per cent of children under five in Cameroon’s Far North region are struck by chronic malnutrition

  • Malnutrition worsens in Chad. Twelve regions declared to be in nutritional crisis

  • Attacks displace 1,700 in Cameroon’s Far North region

  • Concern over civilian protection after withdrawal of Chadian troops from Niger

20 Oct 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities and food insecurity and malnutrition levels remain life-threatening in many areas.