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Nigeria: Flooding and Cholera Outbreak Snapshot - as of 21st September 2022

Situation Overview

More than 1,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states since May 2022. Borno is the worst impacted reporting more than half of the total cholera cases.

With a high average case fatality rate of 10 percent across Borno (7%), Adamawa (2%), and Yobe (3%) there is an urgent need for more designated and equipped Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs), Oral Rehydration Points (ORPs), and rapid testing kits.

The BAY states have been affected by flooding since the start of the rainy season, according to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). An estimated 14,825 people, mainly the elderly, women and children have been displaced. Most of the displaced are seeking shelter in primary schools in neighbouring communities.

In Borno, the Local Government Areas of Bama, Monguno, and Jere have been most affected by the floods. While the Local Government Areas of Demsa, Fufore, and Song are worst hit in Adamawa State. Damaturu, Geidam, and Gulani Local Government Areas are similarly impacted in Yobe State.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Sep 2022
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Contingency Planning
Coordination hub(s): 
Adamawa State
Borno State
Yobe State
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