CAN raises concern on the state of IDP camps in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria has said the congested camps are at risk of a massive spread of the coronavirus if it hits any of its 1.8 million IDPs in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

CAN, in a statement on Sunday, called on stakeholders to assist in urgently decongesting the camps.

Most of the displaced persons are in Borno State, the majority of whom are women and children, with around a quarter being children under age five, according to OCHA.

The UN agency added that every one in two camps in Borno State is currently overcrowded with nearly 700,000 vulnerable IDPs living in dire conditions