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Nigeria: MSF Assists Flood Victims In Pulka Town In Borno

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Internally Displaced Persons IDPs persons in parts of Northern Nigeria are struggling with the new reality of flood threat. On Saturday, humanitarian Organisation, Medecins Sans Frontiers in a series of tweets, shared photos of the havoc caused by recent rains in Pulka town Borno State.

At least 20 houses were damaged in the camp and the MSF team was on ground to assist the displaced people. In a tweet, after flash floods destroyed 20 shelters in Pulka transit camp, MSF observed a similar damage in the host community.

MSF is working together with other actors to assist the displaced people in Pulka, whose shelters have been damaged by flash floods. Medical teams are on the spot, assisting those in need so far , no death or injuries have been recorded.

Floods in IDP camps have become very frequent in 2020 and Dandal Kura Radio International has covered several cases. It could be recalled that In July Residents in parts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital are lamenting the loss of their properties to recent flooding.

Flooding had taken over some residential homes and parts of the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, displacing many of the residents.

Some of the affected areas include Polo, Ngomari, Bakassi IDP camp, and Zajeri Umarari Kan Tudu around the city centre.

Residents told our correspondent that the flood was as a result of blockage of waterways due to the indiscriminate dumping of refuse and polythene bags in the drainages.

The International Organisation for Migration online displacement report between June 29, 2020 and July 3, 2020 revealed that 19 camps were affected in Maiduguri, Jere, Kaga and Konduga local government areas of Borno State.

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