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Agency records 3,000 births in Borno IDPs camps


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, said on Monday that it has registered 3,000 births among Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the past six months.

SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad, who made the disclosure in Maiduguri, explained that the births were registered at various camps located in the state capital between January and June.

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Mr Ahmad said the birth records showed significant increase in view of the high number of couples staying at the camps.

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“We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits,” he said.

The chairman said the agency was working in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Health to support expectant mothers and enhance reproductive health management in the camps.

He said SEMA had provided ambulances to enhance referral services and reduce mortality.
Earlier, SEMA said it registered 13,000 births in IDPs camps in the past four years.

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It also said that it helped the mothers and babies with food items, nutritional supplements and dresses for the newborn.

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