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Boko Haram menace: 3,000 babies born in IDP camps in 6 months - SEMA

Boko Haram menace: 3,000 babies born in IDP camps in 6 months - SEMA

- The chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Satomi Ahmad, stated that between the first six months of 2017, 3,000 births were registered at various IDP camps

- According to Ahmad, in the past four years, SEMA had registered 13,000 births in the Internally Displaced Person’s (IDPs) camps

- The new mothers have been presented with food items, nutritional supplements and dresses for their babies by the agency

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday July 3 said it registered 3,000 births among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the past six months, NAN reports.

The SEMA chairman, Satomi Ahmad, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.

Satomi said that the births were registered at various camps located in the state capital between January and June.

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He explained that the birth records showed significant increase in view of the high number of couples staying at the camps.

He added that “we recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits.”

The SEMA boss said the agency was working in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Health to support expectant mothers and enhance reproductive health management in the camps.

The chairman said SEMA had provided ambulances to enhance referral services and reduce mortality.

Earlier, SEMA said it registered 13,000 births in IDPs camps in the past four years.

It also said that it helped the mothers and babies with food items, nutritional supplements and dresses for the new born.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria are having the worst of these already hard times.

In the various IDP camps scattered throughout the country, the conditions of living really leave a lot to be desired.

IDP camps are not prisons neither are they detention camps, yet the conditions people are experiencing there now are quite similar to those of detention camps, if not even worse.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Boko Haram survivors:

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