Advertisement

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months
February 05
13:15 2019
Advertisement

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.

In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

ICRC said a health facility in Rann and shelters for IDPs were burnt down a few days ago by Boko Haram tinsurgents.

According to ICRC, the affected health facility was where two of its midwives, who were killed in captivity, once worked.

Markus Dolder, head of ICRC’s office in Maiduguri, said parents who fled with their children sleep in the open air in the bush, as camps were getting overpopulated due to the worsening situation.

“Thousands of families caught in between the fighting have had to flee for their lives. Parents with their children, taking the little they could, escaped into the bush and slept in the open air. Some managed to reach places — ‘camps’ — where they can receive some assistance, but what about the others?” Dolder said.

“We are extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east Nigeria. Civilians should be spared by all parties to the conflict, as per international humanitarian law.”

ICRC said it has launched an emergency response with its partners in providing more shelters for the new influx of IDPs.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
October 30, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement