UNHCR donates non-food items to 15, 000 IDPs in Bauchi




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Bauchi – The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday donated non-food items 15, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) residing in .

Distributing the items to the beneficiaries in Bauchi, the commission’s Head of Bauchi Sub-office, Mr Cesar Tshilombo, said that the gesture to bring succour to IDPs in the state.

Tshilombo said that the assistance was a response to a plea by the Federal Government to assist the country in managing IDPs crises as a result of insurgents’ activities in the North-East.

He said the beneficiaries were selected from 3,000 households, particularly IDPs with chronic diseases, pregnant women, minors, aged persons and girls who are victims of forced marriage.

He listed the items to include lanterns, kerosene stoves, creams, soaps, detergents, bathroom sleepers, blankets and mosquito nets, adding that each beneficiary would receive a of the items.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

“The donation is aimed at showing care and love to the IDPs so that they can feel at home and live comfortably like other of the society.

“We have made similar donations to IDPs in Gombe State and we will do the same in all the six states in the North-East.

“We would also assist any displaced person who is willing to return home in the shortest time possible, “Shilombo pledged.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were distributed with the assistance of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. (NAN)