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North-East Nigeria: Act Now, Avert the Worst (August 2020)

The ongoing conflict in north-east Nigeria, now entering its eleventh year, and the upsurge in violent attacks witnessed over the past year in the crisis-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe have deepened humanitarian needs. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbates the situation and risks wreaking havoc on the most vulnerable population. Across the three crisis-affected […]

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North-East Nigeria Humanitarian Response: What if …… we fail to respond ?

If humanitarian actors are not able to raise funds and provide aid… 3 million people will struggle with hunger Over 583,42 children-under-five and 269,492 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will face severe accute and moderate malnutrition, experience medical complications, and be at higher risk of dying because of the inadequate coverage of health services 255,619 children […]

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Opening remarks by the Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon High-Level Online Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in North-East Nigeria, 13 August 2020

Your Excellencies, Esteemed members of the press, Dear Colleagues and partners, Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank her Excellency Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, as well as his Excellency, Professor Babagana Zulum for joining us in discussing the critical humanitarian situation in north-east Nigeria. I […]

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Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 183 | 3 – 9 August 2020

A total of 1,293 movements were recorded, comprising 969 arrivals and 324 departures, between 3 and 9 August 2020. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Dikwa, Gubio, Gwoza, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the most-affected Nigerian State of Borno. Arrivals were also recorded in Fufore, Gombi, […]

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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Nigeria – South Sudan (13 August 2020)

Nigeria: Humanitarian community calls for ramped up support to vulnerable people in the north-east The humanitarian community in Nigeria has today called for greater support for vulnerable people in the north-eastern part of the country amid a significant deterioration in people’s living conditions and in the security situation since the beginning of the year. Speaking […]

Medicine

WFP Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa COVID-19 Situation Report #3, 5 August 2020

Highlights A number of important assessments were published by WFP and partners recently on the food and nutrition security situation in the world and in the region, including the study on how conflict has resulted in loss of arable lands and food insecurity in the Liptako Gourma region, early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots, […]

Trading

Port charges escalate cargo delay at terminals

Despite worsening turn-around time for cargo releases at the seaport terminals, freight forwarders have indicated that multiple charges have now constituted one of the major causes of the increasing delays in service deliveries by terminal operators. Speaking with  Maritime reporters, National President of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, Increase Uche, said the […]