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Group raises concern over number of IDPs in Taraba


IDPs’ camp. PHOTO:

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) – the Protection Sector Working Group (PSWG) has expressed concern over the rising number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Taraba State.

The group spoke in Jalingo yesterday during a meeting in the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).Led by the chairman, Daniel Istifanis Bisu from UNHCR and Secretary, Paul Tino from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the group noted that the rising number of displaced persons can be reduced if governments at all levels, NGOs and individuals assist them by providing basic facilities at their camps.

According to PSWG: “The crisis in Ardo Kola, Gassol and Lau local councils has led to an increase in the number of displaced persons. Between December and now, about 10,000 people have fled the violence in the state. SEMA, NEMA, Red Cross and UNHCR have visited these areas to assess the situation.”The group commended Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for donating 40 boreholes to communities hosting displaced persons in the state.

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  • larr

    Look at those faces including the children, that is what Northerners created because they want power by all means.