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NIGERIA (Adamawa state): Inter-agency Rapid Needs Assessment

Key findings: 

• Out of the 8 communities visited in 4 LGAs affected by the floods, 2 health facilities were fully functional while one was partially damaged in Bomgel, Shelleng LGA. The other communities have no health facilities on site.
• CMAM program is available in 2 of the health facilities visited although while the partially damaged health facility has no basic nutritional screening and counseling services.
• Common medical ailments in the functional health facilities were Malaria 55%, Diarrhea 22%, Acute Respiratory infection 18%, injuries, and others 5%.
• In the 2 functional health facilities visited, basic drugs available were said to last for less than one month. These available drugs were mostly of a single class and not having dosages for the different age groups.
• Mental health services are grossly insufficient and not structured in any way to address the needs of the communities.
• Heavy downfall created a weakness in the structures.
• Livestock such as cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, pigs, duck, turkey and others were either wash away, died, stolen and or missing.
• The existing water run-off channel was overtopped resulting in a devastating effect on the community close to the water channels.
• Most of the buildings affected were constructed in waterlog areas this accounts for the collapse of many structures.
• There was no proper drainage system to accommodate water during a heavy downpour. Farms and foodstuffs were washed away leaving no trace of any crops while other farms were submerged for days with no hope of yield.
• Most people in the affected community have lost their personal belonging.
• Most affected community people were forced to seek refuge in neighboring communities resulting in overcrowding and displacement.
• An estimated 70% of the residential buildings are partially damaged while others were completely destroyed as a result of the flooding creating a harsh environmental condition to the displaced families.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
20 Sep 2019

Level of Representation

Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment
Needs Assessment
Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2019
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2020