The state continues to experience high humanitarian needs driven by conflict, flooding and inter-communal tensions. A total of 200,011 people are currently displaced1 .This number is expected to increase significantly when IOM releases the 29th round of data tracking matrix early 2020. During the reporting period, two key dynamics were recorded: The flash floods on the 27 October and the fatal herdsmen attack in Hong LGA on 23 November 2019.
Flooding affected over 173,049 people with an estimated 19 000 displaced from over 149 communities along the banks of River Benue. This is considered the worst flooding incident since 2014.
The herdsmen attack in Hong local government area left ten deaths, over 4,392 individuals (623 households) displaced, 19 wounded cases and over 25 women and children missing.
State and Federal level support was mobilized to respond to the immediate needs of the affected population. Humanitarian partners have so far provided lifesaving WASH, NFI/shelter assistance to over 10,000 individuals affected by the floods and the herders’ attacks in Hong. However, without a dedicated food sector partner to provide food assistance, the affected population, inclusive of internally displaced, will be exposed to higher risks of hunger and disease.
The Cholera outbreak emergency declared on 27 June recorded over 800 cases and four deaths. Health and WASH partner prevention and response efforts have helped to contain the epidemic.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs