Nigeria Refugee Returnee Daily Situation Update - June 12, 2017
|Post date||Monday, 12 June, 2017 - 16:15|
|Document Type||Humanitarian Appeal, Strategic Response Plan, Periodic Monitoring Report, Brief, Situation Report, Planning|
|Content Themes||Protection, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Needs Assessment|
|Sources||United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)|
Since 22 May 2017, there have been no movements of returnees from Cameroon to Banki. By 12 June, the total number of returnees registered in Banki had reached 19,227 individuals including the 12,428 that arrived during the influx between April and May. Limited shelter, acute health facilities, severe water and food shortages have been the harsh realities of a town unprepared to receive such an influx. 3,704 returnees were relocated to Pulka in three separate convoys organized by the Borno State government between the 21st and 31st of May. The government said it supported the relocation to decongest Banki amidst concerns by aid agencies about the lack of water and sanitation facilities coupled with over-crowdedness and restriction of free movement outside Pulka due to security considerations. In Pulka, there was a meeting of humanitarian agencies on the situation there to review the response capacity. The 7,000 - 10,000 returnees will be relocated to Gwoza from Pulka in phases to allow for effective planning. Since 2015, more than 270,000 Nigerians driven by the insurgency in the northeast have arrived from Cameroon, Niger and Chad.