Saturday, December 9, 2017

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    The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

In the northeast region of the country, where these camps are located, 80% of Nigerian children have not been vaccinated. It is a hot Saturday, Modu Sheriff is seated under a tree to shield him from the rays of the blistering sun in Borno state, Nigeria. He immediately volunteers to be interviewed as soon he is asked if his kids have [...]

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    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

The Borno state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for the immediate release of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested in the state.On Sunday, the IDPs staged a protest over the poor condition in their camp. They demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama local government.Some of them were subsequently arrested by the police [...]

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    IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, want to return to their respective communities in Bama even if it means “trekking back” home.The IDPs staged a protest on Sunday demanding that they are allowed to go back to their communities as they have been “seriously neglected” in Maiduguri.Muhammad Hassan, chairman of the Bama Initiative for Human Development, [...]

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    EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives in Gombe have arrested one Danlami Rukuje, secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for allegedly diverting materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Uwujaren said the SEMA official’s arrest and those of his accomplices followed a tip-off received by the [...]

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    Meet the individuals lighting up the lives of Benue flood victims

Meet the individuals lighting up the lives of Benue flood victims

BY SOLOMON ELUSOJI On Monday morning, the mood at the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp inside Makurdi’s international market was quite cheerful. The previous day, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had delivered more supplies – mattresses, mosquito nets, stoves – to the camp. Somehow, electricity – advertised brashly with super-bright yellow bulbs attached to the walls of the shop buildings [...]

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    Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe state government in collaboration with the World Bank have supported returnee Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) and those still in camps with farm inputs.The farm inputs will enable them to engage in agricultural activities toward economic recovery.Musa Jidawa, permanent secretary, Yobe state emergency management agency (SEMA), disclosed this in Damaturu, on Sunday.Jidawa said the state government had provided 300 IDPs [...]

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    Malnutrition ‘kills 240 displaced children’ in Borno

Malnutrition ‘kills 240 displaced children’ in Borno

Doctors Without Border, a humanitarian aid group, says a total of 240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno state.Moctar Abari, emergency officer of the group - which is also known as Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) - made this known in an interview with NAN on Monday.Abari said the cases were recorded between January and May at various internally [...]

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    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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