2,000 Persons Displaced In North East In 24 Hours - UN
If you live in Southern Nigeria, it is easy to assume that all is well across Nigeria.
But it really isn’t.
This is even more worrisome because there is so much talk about Boko Haram insurgents being subdued already – decimated in the words of government.
Despite the ‘decimation’ claims, thousands of people living in the area are still on the run.
According to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, there are escalating attacks by non-state armed groups suspected to be Boko Haram, triggering new displacements in northeast Nigeria, especially Borno.
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OCHA said more than 2,000 newly displaced people had recently arrived in Teacher’s Village camp in Maiduguri, after fleeing attacks by non-state armed groups as well as clashes between armed groups and the military in Kukawa, Kauwa, Doro Baga, Kekeno and Bunduram near Lake Chad.
The latest influx, which started in late November, has brought additional pressure on already stretched facilities in the camp, OCHA said.
According to reports, the National Emergency Management Agency officially registered over 2,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in just 24 hours.
OCHA said humanitarian organisations were supporting the Nigerian government-led response in providing life-saving support, including food, non-food items, shelter and healthcare services.
Hundreds of people fleeing conflict have also arrived in Monguno reception centre, in Borno, with already overstretched resources, the UN relief agency said.
Humanitarian organisations provided shelters, relief kits, water and sanitation, OCHA said.
OCHA also said that in both locations, the authorities and humanitarian partners were currently mobilising critical resources including food, shelters and medical supplies to assist the new arrivals.
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