Article researched and written by Josephine Okojie & edited by Zufi Deo.
Internally displaced people do not get the same attention as their other refugee counter parts. Partially because they are excluded from the official definition of a refugee. (Official definition of UNHCR is here. ) They have not crossed an international border so are not classed as refugees even though they have the same experience of displacement as refugees. They experience the same concerns of social exclusion and poverty premium, for example. In most cases they speak a different language and are considered aliens - even though they have not crossed an international border. This is the experience of Saidu & Muhammed two internally displaced people from Nigeria.
Entrance to the Dalor Camp at the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria.