Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #21, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
|Post date||Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 - 10:08|
|Content Themes||Emergency Response, Food Assistance, Emergency type, Information Management|
UNHCR launches revised appeal for the Lake Chad Basin region, seeking an additional $9.5 million to assist returning Nigerian refugees
NGO partner reports deteriorating food security, livelihoods, and nutrition conditions in Diffa, Niger, as of June
USAID/OFDA partner UNICEF provides critical health, nutrition, and WASH assistance in northeastern Nigeria
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported a decline in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states between May and June, with nearly 1.69 million IDPs registered in June, compared to approximately 1.75 million IDPs in May. In addition, more than ￼23,000 people returned to areas of origin in June. However, insecurity continues to displace households, including those who have relocated more than once due to violence or available assistance. Following a late July visit to Nigeria, including to IOM project sites in Borno, IOM Director-General William Lacy Swing called for increased international assistance for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria. ￼ Hepatitis E continues to affect individuals in Nigeria and neighboring areas of Niger. Ngala Local Government Area (LGA), located in Borno, remains the epicenter of the ongoing hepatitis E outbreak in northeastern Nigeria, where the disease is endemic. As of July 21, health actors in Ngala had recorded approximately 470 confirmed or suspected cases of hepatitis E, or approximately 84 percent of cases identified across seven LGAs since early May. Meanwhile, health agencies in Niger had recorded nearly 1,500 suspected or confirmed cases of hepatitis E in conflict-affected Diffa Region as of July 23. Relief actors in both countries, including USAID/OFDA partners, continue to provide health and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance in affected areas.
Food prices in many areas of the Lake Chad Basin region are increasing as household food stores dwindle and market demand increases, according to USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP). The UN agency projects that the July-to-September lean season will be characterized by a worsening food crisis in the region.