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Strategies For Adopting The National Policy On Idps

Strategies For Adopting The National Policy On Idps Author: Professor Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan (phd)

Date Published: 1:17:34 PM Tuesday, 29-January-2019

Internal displacement in Nigeria is a recurring and large-scale phenomenon and has affected most of the country’s 36 states. Africa’s largest populated country has seen many waves of displacement, both small and large scale, caused essentially by conflict, generalized violence, natural disasters and human rights violations. As at the end of 2014, of the global 38 million forcefully displaced by armed conflict and generalized violence, Nigeria account for at least one million. Between July and October 2012, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) estimated in a published report that a total of 7.7 million people were affected by the flood disaster across the federation. Out of the affected population, 2.1 million people were internally displaced (IDPs); 363 persons died and 18,282 people were treated for injuries they sustained during the flooding. As at January 2014, about 165, 000 people were displaced by both floods and conflict in IDP camps in Nigeria.