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Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Uganda, which hosts nearly 1.5 million refugees and asylum-seekers, began coronavirus vaccinations this week in the camps and settlements. But vaccine hesitancy among refugees poses a challenge. Ugandan authorities have received 964,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine and inoculated 453,000 people as of May 16. Now, the government is extending COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, most of […]

Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. It said of the number, 1.1 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs), having fled their homes due to violence and conflict even as most of them are out-of-reach in remote areas still impacted […]

Female Suicide Bombers Attack Borno IDPs Camp, Five Dead – SEMA

Female Suicide Bombers Attack Borno IDPs Camp, Five Dead – SEMA

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said that five persons were killed in the suicide bomb attack at Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Maiduguri on Wednesday. SEMA also confirmed that 39 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the suicide bomb attack at Dalori IDP camp, Maiduguri. SEMA’s Chairman, Satomi Ahmad, confirmed […]

Borno IDPs Battle Cholera

Borno IDPs Battle Cholera

In the past two weeks, cholera has been ravaging Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDPs) in Borno State. A United Nations report said Borno recorded 530 cases with about 23 deaths. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the first case was recorded on August 16, 2017. The OCHA had said, “Over […]

Six Killed In Suicide Attacks On Two IDP Camps In Maiduguri

Six Killed In Suicide Attacks On Two IDP Camps In Maiduguri

Suicide bombers on Sunday night attacked two internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, leaving six dead and several others injured. According to the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdulkadir Ibrahim, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attacked both Dalori 1 and Dalori 2 IDP camps — two […]

SEMA Celebrates Birth Of 100 Babies In Yobe IDP Camp

SEMA Celebrates Birth Of 100 Babies In Yobe IDP Camp

Yobe State Emergency Management Agency has celebrated the birth of 100 babies by internally displaced women in Pompomari IDP Camp, Damaturu. The Executive Secretary, SEMA, Musa Idi Jiddawa, said the children, 57 males and 43 females were issued birth certificates. He said the agency decided to make the grand celebration to tell the world that […]

Customs Donates 300 Bags Of Rice To IDPs In Abuja

Customs Donates 300 Bags Of Rice To IDPs In Abuja

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has donated 300 bags of 50kg rice to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Praxis Catholic e-School in Gwarimpa, FCT, to enhance their standard of living. The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, represented by Mr Joseph Attah, custom’s spokesman, made the donation on Friday. Ali said the […]

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

A non-governmental organizations, Civil Society Coalition for the Eradication of Poverty (CISCOPE) in partnership with OXFAM has disbursed N70 million to 2,050 households in Adamawa, Borno ad Yobe states. Peter Egwudah, the programme manager of CISCOPE who spoke on Friday in Michika during the monetary distribution, lamented the neglect of millions of internally displaced persons […]

236 People Buried After IDP Camp Bombing By Nigerian Jet

236 People Buried After IDP Camp Bombing By Nigerian Jet

A total of 234 people were killed and buried after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp occupied by persons displaced by Boko Haram, an official has said. The Chairman of Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, Babagana Malarima, said 234 persons were buried in Rann village, which is in the local government, […]

Displaced From Home: Stories Of Survival And Solidarity In Nigeria

Displaced From Home: Stories Of Survival And Solidarity In Nigeria

  A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, due to a violent seven-year conflict with the group commonly known as Boko Haram and the military operations to counter them. Originating in Nigeria, the  violence has spread across borders into neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon […]

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