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Lake Chad Basin: Crisis Update No. 12 - 06 February 2017

Regional Highlights

• On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

• The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.

• Humanitarian organizations provide food assistance to more than 1 million people in January. In 2017, some 5.1 people are projected to face emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity.

• In 2016, almost 215,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted for treatment across the region. Malnutrition rates remain high, with 515,000 children expected to suffer from SAM in 2017.

• A measles vaccination campaign targeting over 4 million children is underway in north-east Nigeria.

• The European Commission releases €40 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region.

• The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) releases US$42 million to assist over 3 million people in Nigeria (US$22 million), Cameroon (US$10 million), and Niger (US$10 million).

• On 24 February, a humanitarian conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region will take place in Oslo, hosted by the Government of Norway in partnership with the Governments of Germany and Nigeria.  

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
06 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Lake Chad Basin Crisis – 2014-2018