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NGO seeks support for IDPs in Abuja camp


Abuja – Dr Radcliff Save Lives Foundation, an NGO, on Saturday called for support from government and well-meaning Nigerians to alleviate the suffering of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja camp.
Dr Alexander Nnadozie, the Country Director of the NGO, made the call in Abuja during a medical outreach and distribution of relief materials to displaced persons in the camp.
He said the event was organised by the NGO and sponsored by Prince Chidi Ibe, the National Coordinator, House to House Network.
Nnadozie said the call became necessary due to the unhealthy environment in the camp.
“The spread of airborne and communicable diseases from one family to another can strive very well here because of the kind of houses the inhabitants are living in.
“Apart from the fact that the environment is bushy, all kinds of diseases can spread in the camp and the people are still exposed to serious insecurity”, he said.
The country director, therefore, called on government to come to the aid of the displaced persons by providing shelter and water for the inhabitants of the camp.
“Even if the facility being used is not for the purpose but movable accommodation could be provided for the inhabitants”, he added.
Some of the inhabitants of the camp who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) applauded the NGO for the gesture and called on government to come to their aid.
Alhaji Usman Adamu, an IDP who had been in the camp for over seven months, noted that the environment was not conducive for them considering the pattern of the houses.
“Our houses are constructed with polymer bags and we have been having challenges of poor ventilation.
“We are appealing to the government to come to our aid by providing us with shelter and water to avoid spread of diseases in the camp,” he said. (NAN)

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