WFP Nigeria Situation Report #30, 1 - 30 June 2018
|Post date||Friday, 3 August, 2018 - 14:35|
|Document Type||Periodic Monitoring Report, Monitoring Report, Outcome Monitoring, Situation Report|
|Content Themes||Emergency Response, Cash and Vouchers, Food Assistance, Food Security|
- The security situation in North-East Nigeria has remained tense throughout the month of June. On 16 June a twin suicide attack in Damboa, Borno State, left dozens of people dead and scores injured in one of the deadliest attacks that the town has witnessed. UN Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. Myrta Kaulard condemned the attack, calling for an end to violence against civilians. In liaison with ICRC, UNHAS carried out emergency patient evacuations of 11 people from Damboa to Maiduguri in the afternoon of the 17 June with four rotations including an ICRC doctor.
- 4,324 individuals were displaced in the Northeast between 06 and 12 June, according to IOM, with UNICEF nutrition screenings finding high levels of malnutrition in the newly displaced children (6-59 months) arriving from conflict-affected areas. 48 percent of the screened children were estimated to suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition. Similar alarming nutrition data has been collected by UNICEF since October 2017. According to OCHA, between 808,000 and 930,000 people are still cut off from basic services and humanitarian assistance