Nigeria — Windstorm and Rainfall Damages to IDP Sites Flash Report (24 July 2020)
With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s conflict-affected northeastern State of Borno, varying degrees of damages are expected to infrastructures (self-made and constructed) in camps and camp-like settings. This is so because the rains are more often than not accompanied by very high winds and have been known to cause serious damage to properties.
On 24 July 2020, IOM’s DTM program carried out an assessment to ascertain the level of damage sustained in camps and camp-like settings due to heavy windstorm and rainfall between the 20th - 24th of July 2020. Overall, 4 camps were affected in Maiduguri and Damboa LGAs. The worst-hit of the camps assessed was the General Hospital camp in Damboa LGA where a heavy rainfall left 199 makeshift shelters damaged and an estimated 808 individuals without shelter.
Other affected camps are: V.I.O Camp, Bulabulin Gaura Camp in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Unity Camp in Damboa LGA.
There is a major need of shelter, shelter repair kits, construction and sanitation materials as a preparedness measure in all camps, provision of basic NFI as well as reconstruction of damaged toilets and shower areas. No casualty was reported.