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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.  

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
06 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Cameroon
Chad
Niger
Nigeria
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Lake Chad Basin