The executive director, African Internally Displaced Persons Voice Foundation, Mr. Oluwatobi Ogunbayo has called for the setting up of a global protection working group under the World Bank to oversee the protection of the rights of the international displaced persons (IDPs) around the world.
A statement made available to LEADERSHIP said Ogunbayo made the call at the World Bank Group and the International Monetary 2017 Spring meetings in Washington where it as revealed that an estimated 40 million people have been displaced from their homes through armed conflict in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
According to him, the displaced persons have taken shelter in camps for months and years without a coordinated approach to resettlement and re-integration.
He noted that in Nigeria, there is a rising case of HIV/AIDs in IDP camps with about 3,000 new cases.
It was also revealed that global aid agencies and multilateral institutions are on the verge of being stretched to their limit due to this growing concern.
By Jerry Emmanson, Abuja
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