Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tag "IDPs"

    FAO supports IDPs with agric inputs

FAO supports IDPs with agric inputs

The Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says it supported about 141,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east with agricultural inputs.Nourou Macki-tall, acting country representative of FAO, said this on Friday during the flag-off of presentation of the inputs to 1,500 IDPs at Shagari area in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the inputs are to aid them with farming during the rainy [...]

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    Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Some victims of the conflict in the north-east have accused soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force of raping women and girls in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps and a hospital in Borno state.In a petition seen by TheCable, the victims under the Knifar Movement, a body advocating the rights of displaced persons, called on the national assembly [...]

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    Shettima: Boko Haram destroyed 156,453 houses in Borno

Shettima: Boko Haram destroyed 156,453 houses in Borno

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says Boko Haram insurgents have destroyed 156,453 houses in the state.Shettima said this on Wednesday when he received a donation of building materials and food items by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs).The governor said the figure represented about 30 percent of the total housing stock of the state.He said [...]

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    China boosts welfare of north-east IDPs with $5m

China boosts welfare of north-east IDPs with $5m

Zhou Pingjian, Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, says his government has aided the World Food Programme (WFP) with $5 million to boost humanitarian support of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.Speaking in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Monday, Pingjian said his government also committed an additional $7.23 million worth of emergency food assistance for IDPs, which would last until June.The ambassador said [...]

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    Shehu Sani: IDPs got N2m for food but PINE spent N50m on conferences

Shehu Sani: IDPs got N2m for food but PINE spent N50m on conferences

Shehu Sani, chairman senate ad hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east, says the Presidential Initiative on North-East (PINE) spent N50 million on two conferences but gave N2 million to internally displaced persons (IDPs).PINE was coordinated by the office of Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation.While presenting the final report of the committee which probed PINE, [...]

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    Two suspects in the ‘business’ of diverting IDPs food arrested

Two suspects in the ‘business’ of diverting IDPs food arrested

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested two suspects who connive with officials to divert food items in an Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) camp in Dalori, Borno state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Ibrahim Abdullahi, commandant of the corps, said the suspects were arrested at premises of the camp.He explained that the food items in question [...]

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    The food is good… we are not in haste to return home, say IDPs

The food is good… we are not in haste to return home, say IDPs

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Pompomari camp in Damaturu, Yobe state, say they are not in a haste to return to their communities liberated from Boko Haram insurgents.Some of them who spoke to NAN on Monday said life in the camp was far better than what obtained in their villages.“We have been enjoying three-square meal in the camp provided by [...]

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    NGO demands closure of all IDP camps in north-east

NGO demands closure of all IDP camps in north-east

The Children’s Government of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has called on the federal and state governments to close internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the north-east.Patrick Ikpeme, its national coordinator, made the call in Minna, during a courtesy visit to the Niger State Development Company.According to NAN,  Ikpeme said the camps should be closed down “immediately”, claiming they had a [...]

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    Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).A total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, including 313 who had applied for asylum, according to a UNHCR statement.UNHCR Cameroon tweeted that it was “very concerned by these repatriations [...]

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    Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children have died in an outbreak of fire at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Jere local government area of Borno state.The camp is located few kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.According to witnesses, the flame spread quickly because the tents were erected with dried stalk - a highly combustible material.At least 400 families reportedly lost their homes [...]

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    Host communities evict IDPs over inability to pay N1,000 rent

Host communities evict IDPs over inability to pay N1,000 rent

Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state got evicted from their homes over their inability to meet up with rents of N,1000.The displaced persons had no where to go after their landlords ejected them, but the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiatives (PCNI) and Victim Support Fund (VSF) came to their rescue.They were relocated to Shuwari Medinatu resettlement camp in [...]

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    Eligible IDPs can apply for army recruitment, says Buratai

Eligible IDPs can apply for army recruitment, says Buratai

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency can join the army, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has said.He made this known on Tuesday during the presentation of food and school items to Praxis Catholic e-School, now known as Hajia Aisha Buhari Special School for IDPs and Vulnerable Children, Abuja.Buratai was represented by Peter Bojie, a major-general [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

In October 2016, the senate began probing the alleged diversion of funds and relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state. After disguising as a relief-aid donor — for eight straight days in November — in order to penetrate an IDP camp and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), ‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, presents a [...]

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There’ll be no IDP camp in Adamawa by Jan, says dep gov

The Adamawa state government says it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state in January 2017.Martins Babale, deputy governor of the state, made this known while briefing journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Babale said the administration was not happy with the continuous existence of IDPs in camps across the state.“We will take steps, including [...]

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    3 soldiers, 2 policemen arrested over ‘sexual exploitation’ of IDPs

3 soldiers, 2 policemen arrested over ‘sexual exploitation’ of IDPs

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has revealed that some security personnel have been arrested for allegedly abusing internally displaced persons (IDPs).Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Idris said two policemen, three soldiers, one prison official, an air force officer, a staff of Borno ministry for agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF, were among those arrested.The Human Rights Watch [...]

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512 fresh cases of HIV recorded in Borno IDP camps

Barkindo Saidu, executive secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state.He revealed this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday.Saidu said the cases were recorded after voluntary screening in the camps.He pointed out that two out of [...]

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