SITUATION REPORT  16 DECEMBER — 15 JANUARY 2017

While an increasing amount of territory in Northeast Nigeria has become accessible to humanitarian workers, suicide bombings and attacks against civilians persisted during the reporting period. Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement, disrupting food supplies and hindering access to basic services. People affected by violence in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe States are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

The last Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessments show that food is the biggest unmet need with more than half the surveyed people (66%) reporting the lack of food as their most urgent need. The need for Non‐food Items (NFIs), such as blankets and mattresses, was reported as the second most urgent need with 15 per cent citing it as their most unmet need. Other urgent unmet needs included shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, and security.

HIGHLIGHTS

In collaboration with National Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Management Agencies, IOM continued biometric registration of conflict-affected populations, registering over 33,535 individuals (8,691 households) in Borno and Adamawa States during the reporting period.

IOM distributed over 6,600 non-food item kits and kitchen sets to 39,433 individuals, and completed the construction of over 1,100 shelters benefitting more than 7,000 individuals.

The construction of four livelihood kiosks was completed in IDP camps in Maiduguri. The kiosks will be used by IDPs to sell their products created through livelihood activities

The Report is here:
https://nigeria.iom.int/sites/default/files/newsletter/IOM%20Nigeria%20S...