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IDPs UNHCR calls for improved collaboration with Borno state govt

UNHCR representative to Nigeria, Angele Dikongue-Atangana made the call when she visited the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima.

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State play

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State

(Guardian)

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for improved collaboration between the Borno state government in the wake of the current Boko Haram insurgency.

Angele Dikongue-Atangana, the UNHCR representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS made the call when she visited the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima recently.

She noted that the UNHCR is currently scaling up assistance in non-food items (NFIs), shelter, camp management, and livelihood activities.

UNHCR Representative, Angele Dikongue-Atangana admires a handbag produced by trainees  from the Women Development Centres in Maiduguri play

UNHCR Representative, Angele Dikongue-Atangana admires a handbag produced by trainees  from the Women Development Centres in Maiduguri

(UNHCR)

 

Dikongue added that the UN humanitarian agency had rehabilitated the Bama motor park, which would serve as a livelihood centre.

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The agency has partnered with the National Women Development Centre to train 1,000 IDPs in eight skills acquisition areas such as iron works, knitting, and weaving.

UNHCR Representative, Angele Dikongue-Atangana presents a gift to Governor Kashim Shetima play

UNHCR Representative, Angele Dikongue-Atangana presents a gift to Governor Kashim Shetima

 

Governor Shetima who commended the UNHCR for its interventions in the state however called for more assistance to Borno state.

He stated that 90 percent of the IDPs in the northeast are from Borno state saying they are waiting for the reconstruction to return home.

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