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The internally displaced persons camp has become synonymous to discomfort, suffering and pain. Despite the facilities challenges in these camps with the major emphasis on the accommodation, security, health facilities and educational facilities, the news of several donations made by the government and other individuals contradicts the pleas and complaints made by the displaced, as it is expected that the facilities announced to be provided for them, should be able to carter for the displaced during the period of their displacement. This study looks at the problems of providing and managing facilities in three selected IDP camps in Abuja using the UNHCR checklist as a guide in understanding the necessary facilities in every IDP camp, these essential facilities as given by the UNHCR include: an administrative headquarter, sleeping accommodation, gardens, hygiene facilities, places for water collection, clinic, food distribution or therapeutic feeding centers, communication equipment, security, schools, markets and shops. The study was guided by four research questions and descriptive survey design was used. The study was based on three different IDPs camp with a sum population of 3567 occupiers and 360 occupiers from this population were sampled using Taro Yamani. The data used was a primary data, collected through a structured questionnaire. The data collected wereanalyzed using arithmetic mean, simple percentage, relative important index and the hypothesis was tested using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Z - test with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS,23). The findings revealed that IDP camps in Abuja are not living up to the standard required of it by the UNHCR. The researcher's findings shows that these essential facilities were not provided before the conception of the camps, that the camps still lack major essential facilities such as health, educational and shelter, also there is a mismanagement of the make shift structures serving as accommodation and school facilities. Thus, the researcher concluded that the provision of facilities to the camps are not in accordance with the UNHCR checklist and the available facilities are not adequate and cannot satisfy the displaced persons. The researcher recommends among others that the government should adopt a planned technique in the establishment of IDP camps, such that camps are built in area less prone to hazards in the 36 states of the federation with all the essential facilities provided in them.
Facility management, IDP camps, Abuja Nigeria
Atata Genevieve Chintuo , Prof. Charles C. Egolum "Examination Of Challenges In The Provision And Management Of Facilities In Selected Internally Displaced Persons Camp In Abuja" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 8 2020 Page 171-182
Atata Genevieve Chintuo , Prof. Charles C. Egolum "Examination Of Challenges In The Provision And Management Of Facilities In Selected Internally Displaced Persons Camp In Abuja" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(8)