NGO, TY Danjuma foundation donate relief materials to IDPs camp in Taraba

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Ardo-Kola –  A non-governmental organisation, Chagro Care Trust, and TY Danjuma Foundation have donated relief materials to the internally displaced persons.
The relief materials were donated to displaced persons from Goza in Borno being camped in Mansutu village of Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba.
The Programme Officer of Chagro care Trust, Miss Rijimra Ande, distributed the items directly to the IDPs.
Ande said the IDPs had stayed in the rural community for three years before they were discovered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR).
She said the UN agency drew the organisation’s attention to the camp which it responded immediately with a need assessment visit to the rural community.
The programme officer called on the government, organisations and well meaning individuals to identify with the plight of the IDPs to make life more meaningful for them.
“To be honest, when we came for need assessment, we were tempted not to come back due to complete lack of access road to the community.
“But the condition we saw you compelled us to find a way of bringing the intervention to you,’’ she said.
Ande noted that the organisation would soon return to the community for medical intervention for the IDPs.
On her part, Miss Janet Ajala, the Taraba Coordinator of TY Danjuma Foundation, decried the condition of IDPs and lack of access road to camps.
She, however, thanked Chagro Care Trust for taking the pains to ensure that intervention reached out to the people that were not discovered by any emergency agency for over three years of their stay.
Ajala told the IDPs that the Chairman of the foundation, retired Gen. Theophilous Danjuma, wanted them to stay at peace with their host community and support government efforts at ending insurgency in the country.
Responding on behalf of the IDPs, Mr Sunday Andraus, thanked the organisations for coming to their aide at their time of need.
Andraus said they had been staying at the camp for a long time but only the local branch of the Baptist Church that had assisted them with some food items.
He thanked the host community for providing them with portions of land to carry out farming activities to feed their families over the period.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items donated include 12 bags of rice, 58 pieces of mosquito nets, 48 jerry cans, 48 cooking pots, sanitary pads, bathing soap, among others. (NAN)

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