JOS REFUGEES HIT BY DIARRHOEA
By Alex Emeje
March 25, 2010 03:50AM
Residents of Plateau State who were displaced during the violence in and around Jos city have been hit by diarrhoea and other forms of diseases at their camps in Boto, Bauchi State.
Bala Yakubu, the Bauchi State Search and Rescue officer disclosed this in Abuja.
He said the camps are facing an acute shortage of drugs to combat the diseases.
According to him, medical personnel at the camps have run out of drugs that were provided by the state government.
There are currently four camps operated by the State Emergency Management Agency in Boto.
In Camp A, there are 1, 673 refugees, 170 in Camp B, all of whom, he said arrived after the crisis in Jos .
He said the latest crisis caused an influx of 4,565 people, mostly women and children who are now in Camp D.
Responding, the Director- General of the Governors' forum, Bayo Okauru, promised that the secretariat would look into how to provide more relief materials to the camps and reach out to the governor, Isa Yuguda .
Mr.Okauru also told Mr. Yakubu to give him a list of what they need so that he can forward it to the state governor.