CHALLENGES OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN SOUTHERN PART OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

AUTHOR: Bonoh Friday,   Bege I Adon & Arabiana Kurmi

PUBLISHED: MARCH 2018

Abstract

This paper is on the challenges of Internally Displaced Persons in southern part of Kaduna state. The issue of displaced persons in recent time has been a global phenomenon. The displacement across the globe is due to communal violence, natural disaster, internal armed conflicts, border conflicts, ethno-religious conflicts and terrorist attacks. The descriptive survey research design is adopted to assess the challenges of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in southern part of Kaduna State. The result shows that over 69% of the respondents lost various certificates and unrecovered property worth millions of naira, poor health condition, accommodation and lack of assistance from government among many other Challenges. The study recommended the need to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of Ministry of State for Special Programmes to deal with all matters of internally displaced persons including persons affected by natural disaster, resource based or other conflicts and evictions. It should ensure the allocation of sufficient financial and human resources with knowledge in technical aspects such as registration, data collection, and assistance programme management of internal displacement with durable solutions and the need  for the Government to  ensure the speedy adoption of the draft national policy on internal displacement and draft Bill on internal displacement IDP bill, ratification of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons.

KEY WORDS: Challenges, Internally Displaced Persons, southern Kaduna, Government.

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