The need for the reconstruction of affordable housing for the internally displaced people due to conflict in Nigeria : a literature review

Abdu, YA and Pathirage, C 2017, The need for the reconstruction of affordable housing for the internally displaced people due to conflict in Nigeria : a literature review , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

Over the years, Nigeria has witnessed its share of conflicts as a result of tribal, political and religious differences. All these conflicts become pale in comparison to the destruction caused by Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. As a result of several attacks carried out by the group, more than five million people have been displaced. Internally displaced people are groups of people who lost their shelter and livelihood due to conflict. The internally displaced people in Nigeria are faced with different problems ranging from lack of clean water, food, medicine, clothes among others, but the biggest challenge these people are facing presently is lack of housing. The aim of this paper is to examine the need for the provision of affordable housing to the internally displaced people in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The critical literature review on the need for the provision of affordable housing to the internally displaced people shows that one million houses belonging to the IDPs have been destroyed by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, Nigeria. The vast majority of IDPs are presently domiciled in makeshift camps spread across the country. Most of these camps are breeding grounds for inhumane and undignified conditions which in turn give rise to a multitude of appalling factors ranging from lack of the bare social amenities needed to survive to rape and death from exposure and malnutrition. Lack of adequate housing has exposed the IDPs, especially women and children, to all sorts of environmental and manmade dangers. Provision of housing to this group of people will play a significant role in their rehabilitation by improving their living condition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) : conference proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
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Depositing User: Simi Goyol
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43979

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