Nigeria — IDP Departure from Damboa Town Update Flash Report (9 JULY 2019)
Following the displacement of 9,432 individuals between 21 and 27 May 2019 from Sabon Gari Community to Damboa Town, 142 households (710 individuals) were being hosted in Unity Camp Phase 2, while 156 households (717 individuals) were accommodated in classrooms in GSS Damboa (SSS Quarters).
The rest of the displaced populations (8,005 individuals), including some vulnerable groups, were staying in open areas near GSS Damboa (SSS Quarters), without shelter. However, between 13 June and 4 July 2019, out of those 8,005 individuals, 28 households (162 Individuals) departed from Damboa LGA to Azur/Multe/Forfor wards, located within Damboa LGA, 9 households (53 individuals) left for Nzuda Wuyaram (Damboa LGA), and 8 households (43 individuals) went to Mandaragirau ward in Biu LGA.
Reportedly, they departed as a result of poor living conditions: inadequate shelter, food and livelihood. The majority of households who left GSS Damboa (SSS Quarters) departed in search of farmlands, as agricultural activities was their major source of income in their area of initial displacement.
In addition, a total of 261 households (1,134 individuals) were relocated from GSS Damboa (SSS Quarters) to a temporary site, Technical College Damboa, between 2 - 8 July 2019.