Originally published by UN – Africa Renewal on 01/04/2020


In Nigeria the UN and other partner teams are working to reduce and prevent the spread of coronavirus in communities and camps housing internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by the Boko Haram insurgency. Steps include installing hand-washing stations in IDP camps, ensuring the supply of clean water and distributing soap. The decade-long crisis has left more than 7 million in need of humanitarian assistance, and around a quarter of the IDP are children under the age of five. The UN team is also focused on education through messages, posters and videos to raise awareness about COVID-19 among IDPs.