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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02027-N
Date : 27/09/2017
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Title : Nigerians return home to rebuild their shattered lives
Duration : 00:04:48
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Person appearing :
IKANI, Daniel Idoko (field officer, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV705N
Description : The Lake Chad crisis forced more than two million people to flee their homes at the height of the conflict in 2015. Over recent months, many have returned home, only to find their houses and their businesses in ruins.
Amina lives in the town of Michika, which saw fierce fighting between government soldiers and the armed opposition. Many residents fled south, or across the border to refugee camps in Cameroon, when the armed opposition took control of the town.
Amina returned six months ago after the Nigerian army had wrestled back control, but where her house used to stand was a pile or rubble.
Her family had no choice but to spend what little money they had renting a one bedroom flat in the town, but it meant they struggled to feed their children.
To help Amina and families like hers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped rebuild her house, and so far have constructed over 700 properties, with another 800 planned over the next year.
Food insecurity remains one of the main concerns in the region. When the armed opposition swept through Zika Dlama’s farm, he took his family into the mountains to hide. But the ongoing conflict meant they had to leave for Cameroon, and then to a camp for displaced people in the town of Yola.
The ICRC has distributed seeds and fertilizers to over 75,000 people, including Dlama, so that they could start growing food again.
But there are still hundreds of thousands of people who desperately need food assistance and there are still thousands of people living in camps for displaced people, who have nowhere to call home.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Nigerians return home to rebuild their shattered lives
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422