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City of challenge and opportunity - Employment and livelihoods for internally displaced people in Maiduguri, Borno State (Nigeria)

Almost 300,000 internally displaced people live in Maiduguri, Nigeria, a country where displacement is driven by a number of factors including insecurity – mainly due to Boko Haram - weak governance and climate change. The large-scale influx of IDPs in urban centres challenges existing social dynamics as competition for scarce jobs and resources increases, however at the same time it can create socioeconomics gains as IDPs bring skills, resources and other assets that benefit cities. This first case study, as part of IDMC's thematic series "UnSettlement: urban displacement in the 21st century", explores the challenges and opportunities for IDPs in Maiduguri and their participation in the city’s economy.

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