On 27 and 30 April 2021, fires broke out in Fulatari Camp and Waterboard Camp, damaging 2,878 shelters in total and resulting in a great loss of properties for the affected IDPs.
During the past years, there has been frequent fire outbreaks in the camps in Monguno LGA in Borno State. The fire outbreaks are the major reason for displacement within the camp and are generally triggered by cooking close to shelters, smoking, and burning of the bush surrounding the camp. Oftentimes, properties of the residents are destroyed and belongings are lost in the fire.
As a result of the fire outbreaks, the most needed assistance in order of priority is shelter, food and NFI.