Boko Haram insurgency and the management of internally displaced women in Nigeria: A situational analysis

Faith Osasumwen Olanrewaju, Femi Omotoso, Joshua Olaniyi Alabi


Background:This paper evaluates the management of displaced women in Nigeria in a formal (government) camp in an attempt to contribute to finding lasting solutions to displacement and promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies towards the attainment of sustainable development (SDG-16).

Objective:Attention was given to interrogating whether the management of the displacement has advanced the achievement of the sustainable development goals or otherwise. It generates information on the management of displaced women through the eyes of the human need theory.

Method:The study employed focus group discussions and interviews for data collection, and content analysis techniques for data analysis.

Result:It found that the management of internally displaced women in the camp has been below international standards.

Conclusion:Government must find lasting solutions to the challenges of displacement through the promotion of accountable and inclusive institutions.


Insurgency, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), IDP Camp, Management of IDPs, Nigeria, Sustainable Development, Women IDPs

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