With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, varying degrees of damages have been reported in camps and camp-like settings. Heavy rainfalls, accompanied by strong winds have caused serious damages to IDP shelters and camp infrastructures. Between 14 and 15 August 2021, IOM’s DTM programme carried out assessments to ascertain the level of damage sustained in camps and camp-like settings due to heavy windstorms and rainfall. Overall, 8 collective settlements, 4 camps and 1 host community location in Jere, Konduga and Maiduguri M.C LGAs were assessed. The worst-hit of the assessed sites was Faria gidan block camp, a camp in Old maiduguri ward of Jere LGA, where a heavy rainstorm damaged 105 shelters, affecting an estimated 436 individuals.
In total, 317 shelters were either damaged or flooded by storms leaving a total of 298 households in immediate need of shelter. There were no casualties reported as a result of the storms. There is a major need of shelter repair kits, WASH facilities and food as most shelters need re-enforcement. As a preventive measure against flooding, most IDP sites need good drainage systems and the use of sand bags to channel the water flow.