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Borno IDP Camp Fire Caused By Cooking Materials, Over 9,600 Affected ㅡ Says NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has explained that the fire which engulfed the Muna Garage camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) broke out as a result of the use of cooking implements.

The camp is located in Jere Local Government Area, Maiduguri, Borno State.

In a situation report released on Monday, the zonal office confirmed up to 1,613 households and 9,678 people were affected. Also, one person lost their life as a result of the disaster that occurred on Saturday, but no one was injured.

The agency said emergency shelters and all two water facilities at the camp were destroyed. Domestic animals and foodstuff were equally burnt.

“The zonal office has deployed NEMA water tanker to provide a temporary solution to water problem pending the repairs of the water facilities,” it said.

It added that “immediate needs of food, water, clothes, non-food items, emergency shelters are being mobilised for delivery to the affected IDPs.”

The agency said it has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to partner with the Ministry of Water Resources and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector partners to restore water and sanitary facilities.

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