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Fire kills two children in Borno IDPs camp

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“Two children have died in a fire incident in an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.”- Punch Punch also reports that at least 400 families reportedly lost their homes as a result of the disaster at the camp which was located few kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria ...

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IDPs: 1,500 Women Give Birth In Camps

IDPs in New Kuchigworo camp, Abuja, accuses leaders of selling some of the items donated to them

News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 1,500 women gave birth in 28 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno in 2015, the State Primary Health Care Management Board said on Sunday in Maiduguri. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Sule Mene, told NAN that the deliveries were recorded between January 2015 and January 2016. The women are ...

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NHRC Decries Neglect Of 4,000 IDPs In Taraba

NHRC Decries Neglect Of 4,000 IDPs In Taraba

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has decried the neglect of no fewer than 4,723 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at various locations in Taraba. A statement issued by the commission’s Deputy Director, Protection and Investigations, Lambert Oparah, on Sunday in Abuja said that Mr. Angwe made this known while on an official visit in Taraba. The statement said ...

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NEMA recorded 410 births, 187 marriages at IDP camps in 2 months – official

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The National Emergency Management Agency says over 410 births and 187 marriages were recorded at Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Borno and Adamawa in August and September. This is contained in a statement issued by NEMA and made available on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement quoted Muhammad Sani-Sidi, the Director-General of NEMA, as disclosing this when members of “Bring Back ...

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Borno to construct 2,500 family shelters for IDPs in “two weeks”

Borno to construct 2,500 shelters for IDPs “in two weeks”

The Borno State Government on Thursday inaugurated the construction of 2,500 family shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in public schools in Maiduguri. The Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, said at the Bakasi IDP camp that the shelters would be constructed by international donor organizations led by the UNHCR. He said the construction of the shelters would last ...

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Adamawa to shut down IDP camps by December – Official

Adamawa to shut down IDP camps by December – Official

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency will close down all Internally Displaced Persons camps in the state by the end of December 2015. The Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yola. Mr. Furo said that the decision ...

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MD, FHA decries sanitary and living conditions at IDP camps

MD, FHA decries sanitary conditions at IDP camps

The Managing Director of Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Prof. Mohammed Al-Amin, has decried the sanitary and living conditions in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri. He described the conditions at the camps in the Borno State capital as deplorable and unhealthy. Al-Amin, who slept in one of the camps as part of activities marking the just-commemorated World Habitat Day, ...

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Government intensifies effort to house internally displaced persons

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The government of the northeastern Borno state has intensified efforts in catering to the internally displaced persons across the state. On Saturday, 21 camps were set up for internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the state. One of the camps was dedicated to refugees recently brought back from the Republic of Niger. According to the chairman of the Borno state Emergency ...

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