PEOPLE in North-Eastern Nigeria are more affected by the aftermath of violence than any other part of the country, the August bulletin of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed.
Signed by the ICRC Communications Coordinator, Aleksandra Matijevic Mosimann, the bulletin indicated that the displacement resulting from the continuing violence in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states is having a significant humanitarian impact in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
However, it restated the commitment of the International Red Cross (IRC) and Red Crescent Movement to remain steadfast in providing aid for the displaced.
According to the bulletin, “thousands of people are being forced to flee the fighting between Nigerian security forces and armed groups in north-eastern Nigeria.”
The bulletin added that nearly 5,000 people, who had returned to, or taken refuge in neighbouring Niger, were given food and household items by the ICRC with the help of volunteers from the Red Cross Society of Niger, noting that the influx of displaced people was adding more stress to the already stretched water supply.