Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018
|Post date||Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 10:31|
|Document Type||Periodic Monitoring Report|
|Content Themes||Humanitarian Response Planning, Resilience, Emergency Response, Food Assistance, Food Security|
Number of new cholera cases decreases, with no new related deaths recorded since October 11
Militant attacks result in more than 30 civilian casualties in Nigeria’s Borno State in late October
WFP reaches 1.3 million beneficiaries with emergency food assistance in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states during September
Armed actors continue to target civilian populations across the Lake Chad Basin region.
Three late October attacks near Borno’s capital city of Maiduguri resulted in at least 13 civilian deaths and nearly 20 injuries, according to international media. In addition, the UN reports that a mid-September attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region displaced nearly 1,700 people within Mayo-Tsanaga Department.
Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH) officials reported a decrease in the number of new cholera cases in recent weeks, with no new suspected cases recorded in Borno’s acutely affected Dikwa Local Government Area (LGA) from October 12–24 and no additional related deaths reported in the state since October 11. Relief actors, including USAID partners, continue to provide health care services and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support to cholera-affected communities.
An estimated 14 percent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) surveyed in Borno from July to September will likely to return to places of origin in the near future, according to a recent non-governmental organization (NGO) report. Respondents cited improved security and access to food and shelter in areas of origin as central factors in deciding whether to return.
In September, USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) provided emergency food assistance to approximately 1.3 million people in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, representing the most individuals reached during a single month since WFP began emergency food assistance activities in northeastern Nigeria in March 2016.