Boko Haram: Anxiety as Influx of People Move into IDP Camps
… Red Cross Builds Biggest Water Plant in Maiduguri, to Give 13,000 households Emergency Relief
The mass influx of about 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) into Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, has brought about increase in the population density of four IDP camps, just as it has also sparked-off food and shelter crises.
In the wake of the resurgence in terrorists’ activities by ISWAP members, which has claimed several lives, many persons have relocated to Maiduguri.
The number of immigrants, PRNigeria gathered is likely to rise in the coming weeks.
Already, Gubio Camp with 23,687 IDPs, admitted another 4,291 arrivals. The Teacher Village Camp with 28,644 IDPs is increasing on daily basis. Stadium Camp is getting overcrowded, while the Madinatu Camp recently got about 1,922 new arrivals.
And as part of helping to cushion the hardship faced by the IDPs, the Red Cross is intending to flag up some humanitarian support activities in the coming days.
The aid will include giving basic provision items and cash support of N20,000 to each family head, drawn from about 13,000 households.
Also, more than 3000 households will receive food items that will cover them for 90 days, until further humanitarian and donor agencies take over the job of providing them aids.
The Red Cross is equally planning to provide emergency shelters to about 10000 households in one of the camps, just as it will build over 200 latrines at the Stadium IDP camp.
Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with the Borno State government has already built a gigantic water plant to supply water to about 200,000 people in Maiduguri.
The plant, which is called Alhamduri water project, will supply water to IDPs at the Stadium camp after it has been connected with pipes.
PRNigeria gathered that ICRC spent more than 3.5 million US dollar to construct the water plant, which is one of the biggest in the world.