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Nigeria

Pulka Displacement Overview Pulka Town, Pulka Bokko Ward, Gwoza LGA, Borno State, Nigeria

Post date Monday, 12 February, 2018 - 10:28
Document Type Assessment Report, Situation Report
Content Themes Needs Assessment
Sources REACH

Key Findings 

  • Two main patterns of displacement into Pulka IDP camps were observed. The first is the arrival in Pulka of newly-displaced IDPs from nearby wards in Gwoza and Bama LGAs. These households have been travelling in small groups through the bush or were transported by the military from Ngoshe to Pulka. The second pattern consists of IDPs originating from Gwoza who are now arriving in Pulka after being intermittently displaced for three years. Some have moved between different villages in Gwoza, while others have travelled between camps in Cameroon, Banki, and Bama before coming to their current location.
  • Some FGD participants reported travelling directly from their village to Pulka by foot through the bush, while others passed through villages en route to Pulka. Authorities have reportedly provided food and water assistance, as well as transportation to Pulka, to some IDPs.
  • There is an immediate need for increased access to water for IDPs in Pulka. FGD participants reported queues lasting 24 hours or more and going more than a day without accessing water. Self-support is also a major challenge, as access to income generating activities is reportedly non-existent.¬†
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