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Fact Sheet: Teachers Village IDP Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, North-east Nigeria 28 February 2019


Teachers Village was set up by the state government in January 2014 and was originally intended as accommodation for state teachers. The site was never used for its original purpose, and a year later became home to thousands of civilians fleeing the conflict in Borno State.

In October 2018, the camp population was 8,605 individuals. The maximum capacity of the camp is 10,000 individuals.

Due to a spike in mass displacement following armed clashes in late 2018, the camp has absorbed more than 20,000 newly arrived displaced people, bringing the total camp population to more than 31,000 individuals, over 300% capacity. More than 80 per cent are women and children. All are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, especially food, shelter, WASH, and protection-related services.  

The spike in the camp population is stretching resources and overcrowding the camp, particularly in shelter and WASH sectors.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Nigeria - Ministry of Health
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children's Fund
International Organization for Migration
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
United Nations Population Fund
Original Publication Date: 
28 Фев 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Information Management
Coordination hub(s): 
Borno State
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021