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ICRC supports 4,392 households with emergency reliefs  

THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday said it has supported 4,392 households in Monguno town with emergency relief items including those recently displaced by the armed conflict in Borno State.

They were supported with solar lamps, cooking equipment, blankets among others.

“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” said Sadiq Baba Ahmed, ICRC’s Economic Security Field Officer in Monguno.

According to the humanitarian organisation, there are currently over a dozen of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Monguno town – all of which are overstretched.

“For months, our people have been subjected to a lot of suffering, most of them without a single mat to put their heads on”, said Musa Haruna, a community leader in Fulatari Camp where about 1,500 households received the ICRC’s supports.

“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,” said Mr. Ahmed.

The ICRC also disclosed ongoing plans to construct 2’000 family shelters in some of the camps, aside the supports for clinics in Monguno.

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