ICRC Provides Support To 27,000 Recently Displaced Persons In Northeast Nigeria




By Iliya Kure

Report reaching AFRICA PRIME NEWS says over 4,300 households, recently displaced by insurgency in Borno State, northeast Nigeria have received emergency relief items in Monguno town from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

A statement by the Relief Agency quoted Sadiq Baba Ahmed, the ICRC’s Economic Security Field Officer in Monguno saying, “These families fled the violence, leaving everything behind them. We’ve supported a total number of 4,392 families with mats, blankets, clothes, solar lamps, cooking equipment and hygiene kits among others, to allow them to cover their basic needs.”

Mr. Ahmed said, there are currently more than a dozen of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Monguno town, all of which are overstretched.

“Since December 2018, we have witnessed a huge influx of IDPs, mostly from Kukawa Local Government. These people have been forced out of their homes due to the hostilities and are in a dire situation,” he said.

The ICRC’s statement also quoted Mal. Musa Haruna, a community leader in Fulatari Camp, where about 1,500 households received ICRC’s relief items saying, “For months, our people have been subjected to a lot of suffering, most of them without a single mat to put their heads on.”

The ICRC is currently in the process of constructing 2’000 family shelters in some of the camps and is supporting clinics in Monguno.

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