Nigeria

Nigeria Emergency Operations: IOM Regional Response Situation Report (February 2016)

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  • The eighth round of DTM assessment was conducted from 18 January to 25 February 2016. 2,241,484 IDPs were identified across 13 states. Biometric registration continued in Borno and Adamawa States.

  • IOM provided a Camp Coordination and Camp Management training to 40 participants in Adamawa State with IDF funding, as part of capacity building support for government authorities and other humanitarian partners.

  • IOM distributed 2,130 non-food ítems kits, and 1,705 kitchen sets in February in Borno and Adamawa States. 225 reinforced emergency shelters have been constructed to date in Borno State.

Situation Overview

IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works in four broad areas of migration management in Nigeria: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration and addressing forced migration. Since July 2014, IOM has been providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.

The Northeastern part of the country has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2014, causing a major humanitarian crisis. More than two million individuals have been displaced as a consequence of the intensification of attacks by Boko Haram, as well as the counter-insurgency activities of the Nigerian government, with highest displacements in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. More than two years after the crisis began, and despite the fact that some IDPs have started to return home, the situation on the ground remains dire and most of the affected population have yet to receive humanitarian assistance.

In February 2016, the voluntary relocation process of the displaced persons previously sheltered in Government College Camp in Maiduguri has been completed. 3,896 individuals (1,083 households) were relocated to Bakassi Camp. 225 emergency shelters were constructed in the camp to absorb these and other IDPs relocated from schools, as Borno State authorities move to reopen educational facilities for children.

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