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COVID-19: UN Announces Emergency Response For IDPs In North-East

A file photograph of UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon. Photograph: [email protected]


The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it’s taking emergency preparedness and response measures to mitigate the unfold of coronavirus to Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

These measures can even deal with quick humanitarian penalties of the coronavirus pandemic in case it spreads to north-east Nigeria.

“We is not going to look ahead to COVID-19 to succeed in camps for internally displaced individuals earlier than we act.

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“They’ve already suffered sufficient from the decade-long battle and our precedence is to make sure the continual supply of life-saving help, particularly well being providers, to essentially the most weak ladies, kids and the aged who want particular consideration,” Edward Kallon, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria mentioned in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Kallon mentioned it’s essential for weak individuals to have entry to not solely water, cleaning soap, shelters, but in addition meals, schooling and safety.

He famous that the UN in Nigeria is supporting the governments of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in creating emergency response plans that take the fact of the dwelling situations in lots of communities and IDP camps into consideration.

The Humanitarian Coordinator highlighted that the United Nations and its humanitarian companions are actively concerned in Camp Coordination and Camp Administration (CCCM) in IDP websites throughout the BAY states in assist of the State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) and Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA).

Kallon additionally highlighted actions being applied collectively within the IDP camps, guided by world steering on COVID-19 Outbreak Preparedness and Response.

“Humanitarian partners are installing hand-washing stations in IDP camps and ensuring supply of clean water,” Kallon defined. “Partners are also distributing soap and teaching women how to produce their own.”

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