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Nigeria: Inter-Sector Fact Finding Mission in Dikwa, Borno state as of 10th March, 2017


The mission was organized to obtain a clearer overview of the humanitarian situation in the city, following unconfirmed report that it is deteriorating.

Dikwa is one of the 22 local government areas (LGAs) that were affected by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. It was recaptured by the Nigeria army from the BH in 2015. The LGA is situated in the east of the state and it has ten wards. The capital city is called Dikwa, which is approximately 90 km away from Maiduguri, and it’s a gateway to many other LGAs, including Bama, Ngala, Mafa and Marte.

Key findings: 

- Limited infrastructure in the city for partners to either set up office space or accommodation for staff
- Inadequate storage facilities for humanitarian goods
- There is no forum where partners and the local authorities could meet to share information and discuss critical issues hampering the humanitarian response
- Continuous absence of the LGAs officials to support partners and IDPs in Dikwa

- The construction of humanitarian hub in Dikwa to be prioritized and expedited before the rainy season
- The logistics sector to set up at least two MSUs in Dikwa, in addition to the two set up for WFP.
- OCHA in collaboration with NEMA, SEMA and the LGA Chairman to set up a coordination forum to facilitate an effective information sharing and to address thematic issues and other emerging needs.
- NEMA and SEMA to work with the ministry of local government to deploy LGA representatives that could provide regular support to IDPs and partners, on behalf of the chairman.

Sample size: 
82,456 IDPs and 20,312 returnees living in Dikwa. There are eight IDP camps, hosting approximately 70% of the population.
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
10 Mar 2017
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Baseline data analysis
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Children's Fund
World Food Programme
International Organization for Migration
Mercy Corps
Inter-Cluster Coordination