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Nigeria: ISWG IRNA field visit report- Teachers village IDP camp, 17th January 2019


The ISWG carried out a rapid inter-sectoral needs assessment in Teachers Village to increase understanding of the humanitarian needs and make recommendations to respond to the needs across different sectors.


The assessment teams conducted focus group discussions comprised of men, women, boys, and girls including unaccompanied children among the new arrivals. Key informant interviews (KII) were conducted for community leaders, food committee members, health workers, CCCM coordinator, and humanitarian workers. This report also triangulates information from partners who are already providing humanitarian assistance in the camp. The report corroborates secondary data/reports of sectoral assessments.

Key findings: 

Food is the most pressing need of the newly arrived IDPs. Most of the IDPs that have not been registered depend on food assistance and support from relatives to meet their food needs. The level of acute malnutrition among children under five remains high especially among the newly arrivals. There are no refuse collection points, sanitation in and around the camp is deplorable. The toilet facilities are overstretched with resultant open defecation. The education activities have been disrupted due to the influx of the new arrivals. A total of about 193 m3 are produced, daily, from 7 boreholes operated by humanitarian partners. In relation to services for children, majority of the respondents reported lack of access for services for children including food, shelter and education. Negative coping mechanisms such as begging and hawking were reported. At least 70 per cent of the respondents reported that health services were accessible but there were long queues and referrals outside the camp were posed challenges for the IDPs.

Assessment Report: 
Available on Request
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
17 Jan 2019

Level of Representation

Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Other location: 
Teachers village IDP camp
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Rapid Response Mechanism
Rapid Response to Population Movements
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2020