2.2 million Nigerians are internally displaced in 13 states in the northern and central parts of Nigeria, according to Round VIII of the Displacement Tracking Matrix. 81% of the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are living in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe. Borno itself is hosting 68% of displaced people. New IDP locations have been identified in inaccessible areas by humanitarian partners.
Furthermore, more than 176,000 Nigerians have escaped the conflict to neighbouring countries. A relative improvement in the security situation in some areas in the North-East has resulted in spontaneous movements of return. With the joint efforts of the Nigerian government and humanitarian partners, some IDPs were relocated from schools to Dalori and Bakassi camps. The humanitarian community is working hard to meet the needs of IDPs in the areas of shelter and NFI, food and nutrition, education, health, WASH, protection, and early recovery and livelihoods.
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