An Evaluation of Commodity Supply Chain and Logistic Strategy for Internally Displaced Persons in Borno and Plateau State, Nigeria
study is an attempt to evaluate the logistics and supply chain processes involved
in providing humanitarian aid commodities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
in Jos Plateau State, Central and Maiduguri Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.
study was carried out in two IDP camps, one located in each of these two towns –
Jos and Maiduguri, with the method of survey questionnaire which was administered
to 60 respondents randomly selected from 200 state and non-state actors involved
in the supplying of aid commodities to both camps at the time of this study.
findings uncover gaps between research and practice; providing new insights into
human behaviour in the humanitarian aid commodity logistics and supply chain management.
Explanations for these barriers and possible solutions to mitigate them are disclosed
in the course of this study.
summary of the findings from the study are: Initial IDP needs assessments are not
done, no clearly outlined national disaster management plans, the capacities of
the state and non-actors inadequate and Logistics Service Providers generally ill
is in the opinion of this researcher that in order to ensure a very effective and
efficient response to the needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Jos Central and
Maiduguri North Eastern Nigeria the state and non-state actors must address the
gaps identified in this research.
Conflict, Disaster, Displacement, Host Community, Humanitarian Logistics, Humanitarian
Aid Commodities, Humanitarian Aid Worker, Internally Displaced Persons, Kampala
Convention, Logistics Service Providers, State and non-state Actors and Supply Chain
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