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FROM THE FIELD: Sunny days power a better life for displaced Nigerians

April 3, 2020

Water boreholes powered by solar energy are helping to improve life for Nigerians displaced by conflict, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM). 

NEW YORK, USA, April 3, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Around two million people in the north-east of the West African country  have fled their homes due to recurrent attacks by armed insurgent groups; some of them live in 63 sites which are supported by humanitarian organizations in the town of Maiduguri.

One of the displaced Nigerians is 35-year-old Sainna who was a farmer before he fled into Cameroon after his village, Gamboru, was attacked.  

Now living in Gubio camp in Maiduguri, he has been given the responsibility of maintaining water infrastructure and the solar panels which power it.

Read more here about how sunny power-generating days are helping the most vulnerable Nigerians.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of UN News.

Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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