On Monday 19 and Thursday 22 September, the Programme team monitored and followed up with the progress of our iEEP beneficiaries in Lekki. They noted that the weekly returns, N1,000, from each of the women were double and even triple the original amount!
According to *Amina, who fries and distributes bottled groundnuts in Jakande/Lekki axis, she says “business has been booming since I received this money from Sesor. God bless you people.” She explains that since she invested the soft loan into her struggling business, she has tripled her profit in one week!
In the next coming weeks, we will be training about a 100 women in Maiduguri for the economic empowerment programme.
GLOBAL DISPLACEMENT UPDATE
New displacement estimates published by IDMC on 16 September, reveal that Syria, Yemen and Turkey have experienced the highest levels of internal displacement this year, with 900,000, 478,000 and 355,000 new displacements by conflict and violence, respectively.
Sudden-onset disasters have also forced millions more to flee, with China and Indonesia hardest hit. Flooding in the Yangtze river basin displaced two million people in June and floods in Indonesia have displaced another 946,000.
IDPs now make up two-thirds of the 60 million people displaced by conflict and violence worldwide
The updated figures are based on new information made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January – August 2016. These figures can be accessed via IDMC’s Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD) at http://www.internal-displacement.org/database.
Source: IDMC – Norwegian Refugee Council, 2016