Nigeria – North-East: Humanitarian Emergency Situation Report No. 12, 31 May 2017

Post date Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - 15:56
Document Type Humanitarian Appeal, Other Response Plan, Periodic Monitoring Report, Report, Progress Report, Situation Report, Data/Statistics
Content Themes Cadre Harmonise, Humanitarian Response Planning, Response Maps, Programme quality, Accountability to Affected Populations, Gender, Protection, Evaluation, Response type, Resilience, Development, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Resource Mobilization, Response Monitoring, Cluster Approach, Coordination
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


  • More than 12,000 persons returned from Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon to Nigeria through Banki between 9 April and 22 May alone. These recent, unexpected cross-border and secondary movements have stretched resources to the limit in Banki and Pulka, in particular food, safe water and shelter and conditions at reception centres have been dire. Ad-hoc relief was provided by humaniarian partners to cope with the new arrivals.

  • To decongest camps in Banki and Pulka, the Borno State Government and humanitarian partners are assessing response capacity for relocating up to 20,000 IDPs to two new camps to be established in Bama and Gwoza.

  • Due to a 74 per cent funding gap, and based on vulnerability assessments, the Food Security sector has had to reprioritize the needs and the response in addition to cutting rations in certain areas.

  • With the onset of the rainy season, recent wind and rain storms have damaged and/or destroyed hundreds of shelters, latrines and learning centres, causing a lot of distress for displaced families. Due to shelter shortages, many are still sleeping outside, completely exposed to the elements (raingfalls, sandstorms, sun…).

  • The deployment of humanitarian hubs continues and was discussed during a Hub task force meeting: procurement of prefabs and security upgrade for Maiduguri, modalities of use of the newly-opened Gwoza hub, obtaining security clearance for Ngala, imminent completion of the Bama hub, and breaking of the ground for the Dikwa hub expected to happen on 12 June. Planning continued for Monguno, Damboa, Damasak, Banki and Gubio.

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