An international nongovernmental organization Doctors Without Borders, has raised alarm that there is a humanitarian crisis at the internally displaced person’s camp at the Government Science Secondary School Bama, Borno State Northeast Nigeria.
In a statement on Tuesday by its communication officer, Musa Yahaya, the organization said more than 6,000 out of the 25000 IDP’s at the camp were sleeping in the open. It stated that intended for a maximum of 25,000 people, the camp reached capacity at the end of July and there are no enough shelter for everyone.
The statement said well over 6,000 people currently sleep in the open with no protection from the heat, rains and mosquitoes. People do not even have basic utensils to cook their food rations and water is not available in adequate quantites to meet the minimum needs.
A lot of children are already in a critical state upon arrival, and poor assistance and access to healthcare further deteriorates their condition the statement added.