EFFECT OF POST INSURGENCY ACTIVITIES ON LIVELIHOOD OF VICTIMS IN NORTH EAST NIGERIA
Keywords:Post-Insurgency, Livelihood, Income Generating ActivitiesLivelihood, Internally Displaced Persons
The aftermath of insurgency in North East Nigeria poses a significant and complex challenge to the livelihoods of its victims. The post-insurgency resulted in numerous factors that directly impact the economic stability and overall well-being of the affected individuals. The extent to which post-insurgency activities contribute to the disruption of livelihoods, encompassing issues such as income generation, asset loss, employment opportunities, and access to basic amenities, remains a critical and underexplored problem. Understanding the extent at which the insurgency affects the victims is imperative for developing targeted strategies and interventions aimed at fostering recovery, resilience, and sustainable rehabilitation in the region. This research work is aimed at determining the effect of post-insurgency activities on livelihood of victims in North East Nigeria. The study adopted a survey design. The study sampled 386 IDPs from different camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states using simple random sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, independent sample t-test and one way analysis of variance. Results revealed that, the activities of the insurgents greatly affect livelihood of the IDPs, majority of the respondents have no access to skills development programs, there is significant gender difference on the impact of post-insurgency on the livelihood of IDPs and also there is significant differences in perceived impacts across different age groups. The study therefore, recommended enhancing livelihood support programs, tailoring income-generating activities (IGAs) to local preferences, and establishing diverse training sources.
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