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Since joining the humanitarian response in North-East Nigeria in mid-March, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC) Yassine Gaba has visited various towns in Borno State to hear first-hand from the conflict-affected populations and meet those working directly on the ground.

On 12 April, Mr. Gaba witnessed first-hand the living conditions in Bama, Bama LGA, against the background of returns and relocations to the town. The mission was carried out jointly with representatives of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the INGO Forum, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“While we commend the Government’s efforts and achievements to rehabilitate the General Hospital, several schools and homes across the town, much remains to be done to ensure that returns can be carried out following international standards of dignity, safety and voluntariness,” said Mr. Gaba.

On 18 April, the DHC went to Rann, in Kala/Balge LGA, with the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Usman Durkwa, as well as IOM and OCHA representatives. Over the past two months, operations in Rann were affected by an attack on 1 March 2018 by non-state armed groups in which three aid workers were killed and three others abducted. Fire outbreaks have also destroyed hundreds of shelters, food and household supplies of conflict-affected persons in Rann.

Mr. Gaba is particularly concerned by the repeated attacks against civilians that continue to take place across the north-east, especially in Borno State.

In a statement issued on 2 April, followingan attack in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, in which over 30 civilians were killed and close to 100 were injured, he called on all parties to the conflict to respect human life and dignity. “Innocent civilians continue to suffer daily from direct and indiscriminate attacks,” he stated.

“Endless numbers of explosions, brutal killings, abductions and lootings continue to uproot the lives of women, children and men daily”.

The protection of civilians is a major focus of the ongoing humanitarian response in the north-east of Nigeria, where 7.7 million people remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including food, shelter, water and health care, in the most conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

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