Tag Archives: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

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Cholera: UNICEF, Borno govt. create hand washing points in IDP camps

The Borno state ministry of water resources and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF on Monday jointly launched hand washing points for children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, within schools. The initiative is part moves to curb the cases of cholera that have so claimed the lives of 59…

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Makurdi relief materials that sparked IDPs protests not diverted – Official

The Benue Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Joseph Utsev, has said that relief materials loaded in vehicles, which sparked protests in a Makurdi IDPs camp, were not diverted. “The materials were not being diverted as erroneously assumed by the IDPs; we were merely moving them from one camp to…

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Families launch appeal fund to defend detained Boko Haram suspects

Less than 24 hours to the commencement of trial of 1600 Boko Haram suspects, about 1200 family members of some of the suspects on Sunday launched a fund raising exercise to back their campaign for justice for the suspects. The Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Justice said last…

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48 persons die of cholera in Borno – MSF

A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno State. The organisation otherwise called Doctors without Borders, said that 2,627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health. Anna…

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Benue Flood: Air Force Treats Over 600 IDPs

The Nigerian Air Force has administered free treatment to no fewer than 600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the flood in Benue. Jeremiah Amase, Head of the medical team at the camp, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi that the patients treated so far…

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Health minister donates drugs, medical consumables to IDPs camps in Benue

The Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole, has donated drugs and other medical consumables to camps housing people displaced by the flood that swept through several parts of Benue. Mr. Adewole, in a brief remark, said that the donations were to complement the efforts of the state government and the Nigeria…

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121 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The National Management Emergency Agency, NEMA, on Sunday said it had evacuated 121 displaced Nigerians from Cameroon. The Information Officer, NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said in a statement that the displaced persons were evacuated to Maiduguri. Mr. Ibrahim said that the displaced persons fled their homes in the wake of…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

Why Nigerian military bombed Rann IDP camp killing scores – Defence headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has said that “lack of appropriate marking’’ caused the air strike by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Rann, a remote village in Borno state. The Rann IDP camp is located in Kala-balge Local Government Area. The camp caters for thousands…

FILE PHOTO: QUEUE OF VOTERS AT AN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) CAMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MAIDUGURI ON SATURDAY (28/3/15).

Boko Haram: 73,000 PVCs unclaimed in Borno INEC office

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said over 73,000 permanent voters cards have not been claimed by their owners since 2015, in Borno, a state ravaged by insurgency. INEC said most of the owners of the unclaimed PVCs were either displaced by Boko Haram insurgency or may have been…

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UNHCR to stop providing refugees in Nigeria with financial support

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday said that it would not continue to provide refugees in Nigeria with financial assistance. UNHCR’s new Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Canhandula, made the assertion in Lagos while interacting with some refugees from Chad, Sudan, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and…

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Boko Haram: Cameroon repatriates 887 Nigerian refugees

About 887 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon on Tuesday arrived in Banki, Borno State following a request from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to facilitate their return. Hanson Tamfu, the External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Nigeria, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.…

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Tuface pledges 60% of song’s proceeds to refugees, IDPs

Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface, has pledged 60 per cent of the proceeds from his yet-to-be released song to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Nigeria, to assist refugees and internally displaced persons. The song would be launched in commemoration of the World Refugees Day on June 20.…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Maiduguri today to kick off the special Relief Intervention Plan involving New Food Distribution Plan for IDPs in the North-East. 8th June 2017. Photo by NOVO ISIORO

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

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Nigeria’s $1.5 billion humanitarian response plan 28 per cent funded – UN

The $1.5 billion humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has said. Mr. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to…

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Ramadan: Yobe govt. distributes food donated to Boko Haram victims

The government of Yobe State on Friday began the distribution of food to residents in the 17 local government areas of the state as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starts Saturday. Several trucks transported grains on Friday to local government areas. The handout was shared from the reserve of…

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NEMA to receive 270 returning refugees from Cameroon

About 270 Nigerian refugees who are on forced return from Cameroon, are to be received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Yola, officials said. Since the Cameroonian government's backtracking on a tripartite agreement signed early this year which sought to facilitate voluntary return of Nigerian refugees when conditions…

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800,000 IDPs benefit from UNDP cash transfer in North-East – Official

About 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North-East have benefited from the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, cash transfer, Joerg Kuehnel, the Regional Coordinator has said. Mr. Kuehnel told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Maiduguri that the beneficiaries were carefully selected for the programme. “We have…

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30,000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home. Abdullahi Umar, the spokesperson of the agency, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the figure was part of…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kidnaps 10 – Official

Suspected Boko Haram members attacked communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State kidnapping 10 people, an official has said. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno, said the terrorists invaded Konduga and abducted four women and six youths. Mr. Abdullahi…

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50, 000 malnourished children need urgent care in Borno – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday at least 50,000 malnourished children are in dire need of food and medical care in Borno State. The international aid agency said it would be scaling up its intervention for malnourished children in the state. UNICEF said it is presently caring…

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SHOCKING REVELATION: 100,000 killed, two million displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, Borno Governor says

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday released the grim statistics of deaths and material losses suffered by the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima gave the data at the annual Murtala Mohammed memorial lecture held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The governor, who…

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Consultants caution against mass sack of resident doctors

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, on Sunday said mass sack of striking resident doctors could result in unpalatable consequences for the country. The association said this in a communiqué jointly signed by the MDCAN National President, Balarabe Sani-Gwarzo, and National Secretary, Abdulkadir Rafindadi and made available…

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Rann bombing: Air Force sets up probe panel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Thursday said it has set up a board to investigate Tuesday's bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, a remote village of Borno state by one of its fighter jets. Spokesman of the Nigeria Airforce Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a group captain, disclosed…

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Councillor, four others arrested for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice meant for IDPs

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice. The rice was donated by Danish Refugee Council,…

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IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have asked the Nigerian government to ensure the unfortunate incident of Tuesday where dozens of civilians were killed by a military bomb does not reoccur. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN also called on the Nigerian government…