Dr Safyanu Shuaibu Sara, Talatu Sani & Lydia I. Dabo
The study surveyed the impact of insurgency on the livelihood of internally displaced women in Gombe State, Nigeria. The study was guided by 9 research questions. A sample of 300 women was selected through volunteer Sampling technique from 6 internally displaced persons (IDPs) host communities, that is two communities from each of the 3 senatorial districts across the state. Questionnaire tagged questionnaire for the assessment of impact of insurgency on the livelihood of internally displaced women (QFAIOILEDW) was used to collect data. It was validated by experts in the school of education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe. Reliability coefficient of 0.79 was established using test re-test method. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages and ranking ordering. Results of the study revealed, among others, that the internally displaced women are in need of food and empowerment for self-sustainability, that they reduce number of meals per day or restrict consumption by adult in order for children to eat. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that counsellors should work in collaboration with religious and community leaders to sensitize those internally displaced women to focus on the future and life beyond host communities.