Borno To Establish Special Camp For Pregnant IDPs

THE rise in number of women giving births at the 21 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) resettlement camps in Maiduguri of Borno state has forced Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to plan establishment of a special camp for Pregnant Internally Displaced Women (PIDW) in the state, Chairman of SEMA, Alhaji Grema Terab, has disclosed.

Speaking yesterday in Maiduguri on special care for displaced pregnant women, Terab said: “We have no option other than to provide this special camp for our pregnant women displaced by Boko Haram insurgency. Presently, SEMA has registered over 300 pregnant women at the already established 21 camps for IDPs scattered all over Maiduguri metropolis.

“The special needs of pregnant women made it important for a different camp with the needed infrastructure and personnel made available for their care, before they deliver at the camp clinic.”
He said arrangement has been concluded for the camp to be established at the newly built Legacy Housing Estate, along Airport Road, Bulunkutu.

He also said that the special camp would equally cater for IDPs requiring counseling, especially those traumatised from their experiences with the Boko Haram insurgents.

Terab, who recently called on the United Nations and other global humanitarian agencies to come to IPDs’ aid, also said that the appeal has started yielding results as many world-renowned bodies have started rendering assistance to IPDs in the state.

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