Poverty Alleviation Strategy Among The Internally Displaced People: A Study of The Adventist Development And Relief Agency (Adra)’S Effort in Northeastern Nigeria

Poverty Alleviation Strategy Among The Internally Displaced People: A Study of The Adventist Development And Relief Agency (Adra)’S Effort in Northeastern Nigeria

Author by Dr. Michael Popoola

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (iosr-jhss)

Volume/Edition: 23

Language: English

Pages: 47 - 53

Abstract

The violent conflict, necessitated by Boko Haram insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria and the use of force adopted by the Nigerian government to counter it resulted into mass displacement of people from their homes in order to seek refuge in Internally Displace People?s camps (IDP camps.) This scenario precipitated a humongous humanitarian crisis in a region which was already lagging behind in socio-economic development, leaving about 5 million people suffering from food insecurity, 2. 2 million people in travail of acute malnutrition, 3 million people without access to safe drinking water and good hygiene, while about 2 million children were denied access to education. This scenario, no doubt, presents a serious challenge to the achievement of the SDG of poverty eradication. ADRA Nigeria was one of the several humanitarian agencies that damned the volatile security challenges of the region and engaged in frantic efforts to palliate what is regarded as one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. This study examines the series of humanitarian interventions which ADRA engaged in to cushion the effects of insurgency in the region. The research found that the efforts of ADRA went a long way to bring succor to thousands of the displaced people and to put a lot of them back on track of economic livelihood. It however challenged ADRA to take its humanitarian effort beyond emergency relieve and early recovery level of intervention and to focus more on activities that would make more enduring impact on poverty alleviation and contribute immensely to the achievement of sustainable development goals. The research adopts a mixture of survey and historical research methodology


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