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22.7.16

Chicken pox, scabies outbreak hit Edo IDP camp

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Management of the Internally Displaced Persons camp at Uhogua village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State has raised alarm over outbreak of chicken pox and scabies in the camp.

It said about 1000 children at the camp have been infected.
The affected children are now being quarantined at a corner of the camp.
Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folunsho, told newsmen that the camp is in need of health workers and support from philanthropists and government to deal with the scale of infection.
Pastor Folunsho said facilities at the camp are overstretched as food has become a big challenge.
He said he spent N40, 000 naira daily to buy diesel, petrol to provide water and electricity.
Pastor Folunsho called for support from government and the general public to help deal with the health challenges at the center.
He said majority of IDPs have made strides in their educational pursuit and appealed for more assistance in the areas of writing materials and books.

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