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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2020

2,728 displaced, 628 homes destroyed in Monguno attack, says IOM

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By Miriam Humbe

The International Organization for Migration, (IOM) has said that the attack on GSSSS Monguno Camp rendered an estimated 2,728 Internally Displaced Persons (628 households) homeless, after the destruction of more than 300 shelters and properties belonging to the affected individuals.
According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, the incident occurred at about 05:15 PM on 7 January 2020, when some of the insurgents who had earlier been repelled by the military, snuck into Monguno town and initiated the attack.
“Four casualties were reported, including two children, an adult male and one adult female, with scores of injured persons currently receiving medical attention in ALIMA Clinic.
“The affected population currently living with friends and families within the camp includes (1,573 or 58%) children, (529 or 19%) women, (477 or 17%) men and (149 or 6%) elderly persons. They are in immediate need of Non-Food Items (NFIs), shelter and food,” IOM said.

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