The reporting month of July 2021 experienced an increase in movement (19,181 Individuals IND)compared to June (8,248 IND) resulting from the security situation instability and natural disaster like floods in Northeast Nigeria. The Sector recorded Arrivals 11,886 IND and Departures 7,295 IND of the population across BAY State. The highest arrival was in Hong with 3,455 IND and Gombi LGA recorded the second-highest number of arrivals with 1,295 IND in Adamawa.
During this reporting period, Sector partners provided life-saving assistance to the vulnerable population in locations across Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States. However, the increased shelter and NFI damages incurred in this reporting period due to flooding and heavy rains will exacerbate affected person vulnerabilities in the Northeast during the rainy season. In July 2021, the number of damaged shelters increased due to either exceeding their lifespan (emergency/transitional shelters) or due to the effects of heavy storms recorded within the reporting period.
The Sector will continue to advocate for partners to construct shelters or distribute shelter materials and non-food items to close the gaps identified through providing lifesaving and sustaining assistance to the people in need.
In the reporting month of July 2021, the sector identified 24,865 individuals sharing shelters and 8,340 as living outside.
Despite the current constraints faced by the shelter and NFI Sector partners, the Sector, through its partners, assisted 2,173 HH. In response to the needs resulting from the rainy season and existing caseloads, the Sector reached 1,649 HH with NFIs and 424 HH Emergency Shelter solutions which represent 17% of shelter gaps that have been covered within the reporting period January 2021 - July 2021). Further efforts by the sector partners are being applied towards curbing the effects of the floods on shelters in camps and host communities through a series of
mitigation measures and community engagement.
Gaps / challenges
In the reporting month of July 2021, the heavy rains and windstorms escalated cross-sectoral needs, with shelter and WASH experiencing the highest recorded damages across (BAY) State leading to a spike in the number of flooded camps, damaged shelters, loss of NFIs, and displaced IDP families.
Subsequently, access, capacity, and funding have become a major hindering factor in assisting the affected population. As a result, the Rapid Response Mechanism has been activated in some locations facing extreme conditions. Funding constraints and inadequate shelter and NFI stocks lead to negative consequences, and delays in response to urgent needs across BAY state continues to increase requirements