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GERIA NORTH-EAST: HUMANITARIAN SITUATION UPDATE – 1-31 OCTOBER 2017

Post date Friday, 26 January, 2018 - 09:22
Document Type Report
Content Themes Cadre Harmonise, Humanitarian Response Planning, Response Maps, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Resource Mobilization, Response Monitoring, Agriculture, Cash and Vouchers, Livestock, Food Assistance, Food Security, Food Security Cluster, Coordination, Information Management
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

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, Askira/Uba, Konduga, Bama and Mafa most notably. In just three months, 28,000 have fled these areas and other locations for various reasons including voluntary relocation, insecurity and poor living conditions. Another large-scale displacement took place along the Maiduguri-Monguno axis (Tungushe, Tungushe Ngor, Gajiram, Gajigana, Gasarwa) due to a surge in hostilities in the northeast of Borno State. Biometric verifications are still ongoing in all the aforementioned locations but aid groups estimate that over 36,000 women, children and men have been displaced in recent months, most of whom are in dire need of food, water, shelter, blankets and clothes, as well as medical care. Host communities are also extremely vulnerable. These newly displaced populations report that many more families remain in areas inaccessible to humanitarian workers, and additional displacements from these areas are expected in the coming weeks. 

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