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ICC Note: The Nigerian federal government has recently increased its efforts to supply aid to the IDP camps located in the north-eastern area of the country. This government effort was sparked by numerous reports stating that the number of people starving to death in these camps is rapidly increasing. The lack of food caused by destruction of crops and displacement has led to severe malnutrition in thousands of children, one in five of whom die daily. The Nigerian government supplied packages of various food items and shelter supplies to the IDP camps, which have previously been supported primarily by the Church in Nigeria. The thousands of people that reside in these IDP camps are displaced due to the activity of Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria which is aimed especially at Christians in the area.

08/02/2016, Nigeria (Premium Times) – Over 23, 000 bags of assorted food items and 2,155 bags of shelter supplies have been provided by different Federal Government agencies to Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in the North East as part of ongoing initiatives at ameliorating the plight of IDPs in areas ravaged by insurgency, the presidency has said.

Under the coordinated Federal intervention programme, both the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are leading the humanitarian aid with the distribution of 10, 300 bags of assorted grains and cereals towards the feeding of over 2 million persons scattered across the region, ‘Laolu Amanda the Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to the Vice President, said in a statement Sunday.

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