No provision for voting by IDPs abroad in 2019, says INEC
No provision for internally displaced persons (IDPs) abroad to vote in next year’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed. The clarification, according to the agency, followed a widespread media report that it had “made special provision for IDPs outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 general elections.” A statement stated: “The…
34,986 Benue IDPs risk cholera outbreak
The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) says 34,986 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) risk Cholera outbreak in their camps in Benue state.
UNESCO seeks improved education system for migrants, IDPs
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) advocated improved education system for migrants and internally-displaced children in the country.
Reps panel alleges plot to divert IDPs’ materials in North East
The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness yesterday alleged that the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency...
Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rots away in NEMA stores’
Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), according to an online medium,…
2019 elections: INEC sets up committee for Benue IDPs, others
The participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 2019 elections has been further guaranteed, as the Independent National Electoral Commission...
UNHCR trains immigration officers to register IDPs, refugees
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has trained Nigerian immigration officers to register Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returning refugees for their national ID cards. About 30, 000 cards have already been printed for the registration exercise in camps and host communities in Borno State. The issuance of cards was contained in a…
Delta: Beginning life anew for flood victims
Delta State government has initiated an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) Simple Acquisition Skill project to prepare displaced flood victims for life after the Holding Camps. The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Okowa on Girl Child Development/Non-governmental Organizations Liaison, Benedicta Osakunih has announced. Osakunih, who doubles as supervisor of the Utagba Ogbe…
Apapa road: Sex trade, open defecation rife in truck drivers’ filthy den
It might sound unbelievable, but it is actually real: Truck drivers at the Lagos ports complex might not be faring better than internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.
320,000 IDPs in Northeast require mental care, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that 320,000 internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast; may require mental healthcare. The health disorders, were caused by the nine-year Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.