The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has registered 3,000 births among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the past six months. The SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen today in Maiduguri.
Satomi said that the births were registered at various camps located in the state capital between January and June. He explained that the birth records showed significant increase in view of the high number of couples staying at the camps.
The SEMA boss said the agency is working in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Health to support expectant mothers and enhance reproductive health management in the camps. The chairman said SEMA had provided ambulances to enhance referral services and reduce mortality.
Earlier, SEMA said it registered thirteen thousand births in IDPs camps in the past four years. It also said that it helped the mothers and babies with food items, nutritional supplements and dresses for the new born.