Wednesday, 17 May 2017

IDPs In Katsina Cautioned Against Selling Relief Materials


KATSINA—THE internally-displaced persons, IDPs, numbering over 100 from Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, currently camped in Baure and Zango Local Govern-ment areas of Katsina State, have been warned against selling the relief materials given to them.

The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, gave the warning while distributing relief materials to the IDPs yesterday. According to her, “our ultimate goal is to ensure that encampment of the people is brought to an end. We are aware that encampment is a necessary, though temporary, solution in emergency situations.

“We will strive to see that IDs are either returned home or resettled and actively integrated into communities in safety, dignity and with unimpeded access to basic social amenities such as healthcare, adequate shelter, education, means of livelihood, justice and security.” Responding for IDPs, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Aisha Hassan expressed appreciation to the commission.

Among the beneficiaries is a mother of 20 children, whose husband was killed by insurgents.
Source: Vanguard


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