Open Access Review Article

Health and Social Assessment of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria

İlker Etikan* and Ogunjesa Babatope

Department of Biostatistics, Near East University, Cyprus

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 04, 2019;  Published Date: June 10, 2019


Introduction: The problems of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) have continued to generate global debate in recent times owing to its negative implication on society organization structure and public health. The major drivers of forced human displacement have been attributed to global climate change and armed human conflicts and the developing countries are worst hit with very dearth aftermath effect of this unplanned human displacement. Nigeria as a pivotal country in the sub-Saharan region of Africa and the entire Africa continent at large have not been spared from this sordid occurrence.

Method: The article considers review of some published reports by several humanitarian organizations such as WHO, UN, IDMC and other published articles.

Result: The increasing armed conflict in the North-East Region of Nigeria is geometrically increasing the numbers of IDPs in the country. Many families are at risks of poverty, hunger and disease. And also, the dearth impact of this forced displacement has continued to lower the Nigeria rankings in global health and socio-economic indicators.

Keywords:Internally displaced people; Diseases; Boko-haram; Forced displacement

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