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Over 2,000 newly displaced persons arrive in overstretched camp in Maiduguri, UN agency reports
THE UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, has reported that over 2,000 newly displaced Nigerians have joined other IDPs in an already over-stretched camp at Teacher’s Village Maiduguri, the capital of the Borno State.
OCHA reported that escalating attacks by non-State armed groups in northeast Nigeria are triggering these new displacements, especially across Borno.
The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA officially registered over 2,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in just 24 hours, the news report has confirmed.
OCHA says that humanitarian organizations are supporting the Government-led response in providing life-saving assistance, including food, shelter, and healthcare.
Also. hundreds of people fleeing conflict zone have arrived in Borno State’s overloaded Monguno reception centre where humanitarian organisations are providing shelters, relief kits, and water and sanitation.
At present, more than seven million people in northeast Nigeria require humanitarian assistance and protection, including 1.8 million IDPs.
The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria sought funding of $1.05 billion to assist 6.2 million people and was 66 per cent funded.