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Borno inaugurates Committees to oversee Resettlement of IDPs

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On September 27, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State inaugurated three committees to oversee the resettlement of 2 million displaced persons. The committees’ terms of reference include the verification and registration of all returning IDPs, issuance of identification cards, numbering rebuilt permanent shelters and resettlement of all displaced persons. He said: “The inauguration of these high-powered committees is in furthering our progressive work towards the resettling of the IDPs in the liberated and rebuilt communities.” The Governor warned against the resettling of any displaced person without regard to standards of safety and dignity as enshrined in the Kampala Convention on Refugees and urged the committees to ensure that civil authority is restored in any community, as well as access to schools, healthcare centres, water and means of livelihood before effecting the resettlements. He also stressed that the committees must always refer to the military and relevant security agencies in carrying out their assignment.

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