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Niger: Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 17 July 2018

Source: Assessment Capacities Project
Country: Niger, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic


At least 100 houses collapsed in Tahoua after heavy rainfalls hit the city on 15 July. There is little information available on needs although damages are said to be extensive. In 2018, at least 170,000 people are expected to be affected by floods during the rainy season, usually ranging from June to October.

Similar heavy rains are also affecting the bordering state of Katsina in Nigeria, where at least 44 people were killed, 20 people have been reported missing and 500 houses have been damaged in the city of Jibia.

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Conflict in most areas of Unity state continues to drive displacement and exacerbate needs. Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes in recent weeks, while many others remain trapped in areas of conflict, without access to humanitarian aid.

As the country enters the peak lean of the season in July, some 55,000 people in Leer, Mayendit and Koch counties risk facing IPC 5 (catastrophe levels) of food insecurity.

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Up to 4,000 cases of diarrhoea and 500 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported among children in Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border. No cross-border aid deliveries have reached the 50,000 inhabitants since January 2018, and multiple barriers to access remain.

High summer temperatures and a lack of safe drinking water are aggravating the outbreak, whilst medicines and healthcare are in limited supply.

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Updated: 17/07/2018
Next GEO updated on Tuesday 24 July 2018

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