A total of 1, 934, 765 displaced persons are currently living in formal camps, host communities and satellite camps in liberated communities as a result of insurgency in North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa.
According to a press statement signed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, senior information officer, Mr. Sani Datti, this was disclosed by Yola camp coordinator, Saad Bello, who on behalf of the director general of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, took the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samanthan Power, round the facilities at Malkohi IDP camp in Yola, Adamawa State, at the weekend.
The camp coordinator explained that there were 32 formal camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States with a total of 189, 783 IDPs.
Borno has 19 camps with 150, 858 IDPs; Yobe has nine camps with 31, 988 IDPs and Adamawa has four with 6, 937 IDPs.
Bello said that there were 14 satellite camps in liberated communities, mainly in Borno State, with 216, 184 IDPs.
The camps with the highest population are Ngala with 70, 505; Dikwa 53, 636; Bama 27, 000 and Damboa/Sabon Gari 25, 311.
He added that host communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States have a total of 1, 391, 613 IDPs.
Borno State has the highest with 1, 158, 362; Adamawa 125, 689, and Yobe 107, 562.
He explained that the federal government, through NEMA and relevant line ministries, departments and dgencies, has been trying to meet the needs of the IDPs in the provision of food, nutrition, non-food items, temporary shelter, medicament, psycho-social therapy, security and protection.
He added that as the government continued in the efforts to meet the needs of the IDPs, more supports were critically required for the IDPs across the three identified kinds of camps before they return to their communities.
The coordinator further noted critical areas where support is needed as food, non-food items, including basic household needs, shelter, WASH, education, nutrition, protection, health and sexual reproductive health, and psycho-social helps.
The US Ambassador to UN, Samanthan Power, who led a high level delegation from US to the Malkohi IDPs camp and host communities, told them that they were there to determine what more could be done to defeat Boko haram so that they could return back to their communities.
“I know how difficult these last years have been for you and on behalf of President Barack Obama, I express my sympathy and my condolences for all you have lost and our resolve to try to make things better together,” she sai

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