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by Clara robert (2019-01-17)

Until recently internal displacementPocket Light Review in Nigeria had been mostly caused by overlapping and not mutually exclusive occurrences of inter-communal; ethno-religious cum political; and forced eviction. But the flooding experienced in 2012 has changed the IDPs profile in the country and has created a new trend in relation to the volume of displacement and the need for a very robust and concerted humanitarian response strategy.At the peak of the flood, precisely in October, 2012, the total number of people affected in 28 States of the Federation was estimated at 7.412 million. Just barely a week after, the estimated number of persons affected rose to about 7.705 Million including 2,157 Million registered as Internally Displaced Persons . Meanwhile, in the same year of 2012, the total number of conflict induced displacement in 17 States of the Federation was estimated at 442,329. This astronomical increase in the volume, causes, as well as the geography of internal displacement in Nigeria, has raised the need to concentrate on preemptive measures to reduce the incidence to the barest minimum and manageable size.