Insights can lead to practical ways in which governments, civil society, private firms, and organizations can work together to reduce the risks to people and economies when a disaster looms.
WHO has reinforced its response capability to prevent the spread of the disease. A National Cholera Taskforce has been activated and is providing oversight and coordination.
The means to support the humanitarian response in northeast Nigeria, and throughout the Lake Chad Basin, does not match the staggering scale of need: Humanitarian Response Plans are under-funded.
More than 500,000 people are living in “catastrophic” conditions in villages and towns across Borno state. MSF is calling for emergency aid for those in danger of dying from malnutrition.