IOM strengthens Nigeria response to Boko Haram crisis

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LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE International Office for Migration (IOM) is strengthening the humanitarian response to the displacement crisis in  northeastern Nigeria where thousands have been displaced by the Boko Haram terrorism.

In that regard, the organisation has conducted training programmes in  Maiduguri, Borno State on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for  government agencies and organisations responsible for camp management and
emergency response.

The recently-concluded exercise is intended to build the capacity of CCCM  actors, with a focus on Camp Management Agencies (CMAs) and to raise standard in the sector in order to ensure an appropriate response to needs  and gaps in protection and assistance of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

More than 50 representatives of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Ministry of Health,  Ministry of Women Affairs, and Red Cross from Borno, Yobe and Gombe States
camps participated in the training as part of IOM’s effort towards  strengthening the capacities of the relevant government agencies to  prepare and respond to humanitarian crisis in the Northeast.

Husnur Esthiwahyu, IOM Capacity Building Project Coordinator, stated that  these trainings were based on the results of Learning Needs Assessment  (conducted by IOM at the national and state level in 13 states including  Federal Capital Territory upon the request of NEMA and SEMA.

A major outcome of this training is the enhanced capacity of the government of Nigeria through its agencies such as NEMA and SEMA for effective leadership in camp coordination and camp management, information  management, and disaster risk reduction.

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