Socio-Economic Implications of Displacement in North-East Nigeria for Public Policy

M. Kolawole Aliyu


This study investigated the causes of displacement, plights of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and the socio-economic implications for public policy in the North–East Nigeria. The primary data was by in-depth interviews with twenty-four selected key informants that included four senior officials each of National Emergency Management Agency, North East Development Commission, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development. Others were three members each of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, and Farmers Association of Nigeria, and six IDPs from selected camps in the North-East Nigeria. The secondary data was through journal articles, government publications, and non-governmental organizations’ survey data. Both data were content analyzed. The study revealed that IDPs face challenges of shelter, education, feeding, health facility and denial of the global principles. The study concluded that emergency camps are not equipped with the necessary facilities to take care of IDPs in Nigeria.


Displacement; Displaced persons; Internally displaced persons; Socio-Economic; Social-welfare

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