World Vision International
publication • Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Lake Chad Basin Response - SitRep#10

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HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW

June 2017: The security situation remains volatile and dynamic due to recurrent attacks and ongoing military operations. Military offensives and insecurity in parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states continue cut off an unspecified number of people from assistance. Suicide bombings and improvised explosive devices are restricting humanitarian access in Cameroon’s North, especially in Mayo Sava department which has been hit by nine suicide attacks since April. Military operations against Boko Haram by the Multinational Joint Task Force and national armies have caused new population displacements in Niger and pushed Boko Haram elements to areas around Chad’s borders where there has been an increase in attacks lately.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Hepatitis E – Diffa, Niger is affected by an outbreak of hepatitis E. Over 766 cases with over 33 reported deaths have been confirmed, so far (Source: The regional department of Public health in Diffa). World Vision’s WASH response, has reached more than 1,860 families.
  2. Military engagements against insurgents are ongoing. On 6 June 2017, Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Garim Dogo site (25km from Diffa town), by looting shops and destroying the main electrical post of Nigelec (Niger National Electric Company).  According to military sources the insurgents are looking to increase their food stock during the Ramadan season. 
  3. World Vision response: we continue to focus on direct, high-impact relief activities responding to immediate and high-priority needs of refugees, returnees, internally displaced people and host communities in Niger and in Chad. 68,000 people were reached to date
  4. Child protection: 2, 037 children received psychosocial support and participated in creative activities such as art and fun games by attending Child Friendly Spaces
  5. Water & Hygiene: 61, 411 people were provided with access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities (construction of boreholes and latrines, hygiene promotion activities and kits distribution)
  6. Emergency items: 5,297 people received NFI kits, mats, mosquito nets, tarpaulin sheets, water containers, etc.