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Benue IDPs’ dehumanising condition worries IOM, USAID

The Chief of Mission, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Mr. Laurent De Boeck, Thursday, expressed grave concern about the living conditions of displaced persons in Benue state.

Speaking during the launch of the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) in Makurdi, he stated that the situation was unacceptable and dehumanising.
He added that the RRF, a multi-sectoral intervention, aims to provide life-saving assistance to crisis-affected populations in Benue State.

He said during their initial assessment, the IOM team collaborated with the state government to collect data on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

He noted that the effort not only quantified the number of IDPs but also identified their specific needs and those of their host communities.
Mr. John Anisa, the Rapid Response Fund Programme manager highlighted the program’s benefits.

He said the programme which was launched in Nigeria in 2023, has been successfully implemented in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states.

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