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    PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

One person has been confirmed dead, while many persons sustained injuries during a fire outbreak at the Muna Albadawy camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire, which occurred during the weekend, started in one of the kitchens in the emergency shelters erected in the camp. NEMA said the two sources of [...]

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    COVID-19: How hunger, death and threat of community infections haunt IDPs

COVID-19: How hunger, death and threat of community infections haunt IDPs

“I left the camp since morning. We (children) went to pluck cashew nuts from the bush. We roast and eat it because there is no other food. I go every day." Those were the words of Mary Nuhu, 14, living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp at Durumi, Area 1, Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory (FCT). This camp is located [...]

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    COVID-19: Danjuma’s VSF targets N1bn food, medicine for IDPs

COVID-19: Danjuma’s VSF targets N1bn food, medicine for IDPs

Theophilus Danjuma, chairman of the Victims Support Fund, has inaugurated a taskforce on COVID-19. Toyosi-Akerele Ogunsuji is chairperson of the taskforce while Mali Gubio, John Gana, Sunday Oibe, Alkasim Abdulkadir and Sunday Ochoche are members. The taskforce is to raise N1 billion worth of food, medicine and other essentials for internally displaced persons (IDP) and other vulnerable people in the country. This is [...]

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    It’s time to resettle IDPs in permanent homes, says Zulum

It’s time to resettle IDPs in permanent homes, says Zulum

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has asked the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for IDPs. Zulum spoke on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the state capital, when he hosted Basheer Mohammed, federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission. The governor said the time had come for the commission to shift focus [...]

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    Buhari: There’ll be problems if we don’t rehabilitate IDPs

Buhari: There’ll be problems if we don’t rehabilitate IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari says the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country is imperative and urgent to avert problems in the future. According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari spoke when he received Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at the state house, Abuja, on Monday. The president was quoted as saying Nigeria is committed [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

President Muhammadu Buhari says security agencies have been given all necessary support to win the fight against insecurity. Buhari spoke on Wednesday when he visited the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eight local government areas in Katsina state. The president was at the camps to sympathise with victims who were displaced by banditry in Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibiya, Sabuwa, [...]

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    Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

About sixty percent of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa are children, according to a report titled "Muffled Voices." The report was launched by the Journalists for Christ (JFC), with support from World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), Bread for the World and Waldensian Church's Otto Per Mille (OPM), in Lagos, on Monday. TheCable had previously provided a report on an IDP [...]

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    Rochas Foundation promises to build school in Abuja IDP camp

Rochas Foundation promises to build school in Abuja IDP camp

The Rochas Foundation has promised to build a school for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Durumi, federal capital territory (FCT). The foundation run by Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, made the promise during a recent visit to the camp to donate relief materials. The foundation said the project is in furtherance of the "11 schools" it has built [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

EXTRA: Zamfara to spend N83m on Sallah cows

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has approved N83 million for the purchase of 750 cows for Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Idris Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement. He said the cows will be distributed to the less-privileged, internally displaced persons (IDPs), orphans and widows in the 147 wards of the 14 local government areas in the state. The spokesman said the measure is [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are at least a million displaced Nigerian children who do not know their parents and where they are from.  Buhari also requested for the assistance of the United Nations in rehabilitating the devastated internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country. The president spoke while hosting Maria Garces, president of the 73rd session of the United Nations [...]

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    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

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 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku visits IDP camp during PDP rally in Plateau

PHOTOS: Atiku visits IDP camp during PDP rally in Plateau

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stopped over at Bukuru IDP camp in Jos on his way to the party's campaign rally in Plateau state.  Most of the IDPs are those affected by the farmers-herdsmen crisis ravaging the north-central. Moved to tears, some of the orphans and kids present hugged Atiku and did not want to let him [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it. The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday. Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair. "I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety. According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach. The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said. In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018. Bama is one of the worst [...]

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