Federal Ministry of Water Resources has identified insufficient funding as a challenge to providing humanitarian response to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in the country.
Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, deputy director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH, emergency in the ministry, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.
Olu-Daniels said development partners like the UN Children’s Fund and Christian Aid were providing WASH emergency needs to IDPs camps, adding that more needed to be done.
He said the ministry was at the forefront of advocating for the right of every Nigerian to clean water and sanitation.
Olu-Daniels said IDP camps would continue to need emergency latrines construction and hand pump water points.
He said the ministry realised that part of its mandate was to seek out ways to enable more Nigerians have access to basic water and sanitation facilities.
The deputy director said that those in the IDPs camps should not be left behind in the government’s efforts to improve the living conditions of the citizenry.
He said that WASH’s activities needed to be scaled up in such camps to reduce possible outbreak of preventable diseases and deaths.
He also urged state governments to speedily reconstruct communities affected by insurgency, so as to ensure that IDPs return to their various homes.

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