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3,000 births recorded in 6 months in northeastern Nigeria IDP camps

3,000 births recorded in 6 months in northeastern Nigeria IDP camps

Nigeria

3,000 births have been recorded between January and June this year at various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.

An official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday saying the increase was due to the high number of couples in the camps.

“We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits,” SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad said.

He added that the agency and health ministry support the mothers and babies with drugs, food and other services.

We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits.

13,000 births have been recorded in IDP camps in the past four years, according to figures released by SEMA.

About 1.8 million refugees are living in various IDP camps in the Borno State after escaping the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency.

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