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NEMA rallies stakeholders to support terror victims

22 May 2014, 20:02

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) called for stakeholders to collaborate in providing for communities affected by the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

Director General of the Agency Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, made the call in Abuja when he received a delegation from United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) led by the Resident Country Representative, Angele Dikangu-Atangana.

He said it was important for the humanitarian organizations to work together and identifying the realistic needs of the people.

Sidi added that organizations intending to offer relief assistance to the affected communities have been requested to come forward and identify with agency to harmonize with the actual needs and available opportunities to avoid unnecessary duplication and misplaced efforts among the government agencies, international organizations and local NGOs.

He said from the onset of the security challenges, the agency had been distributing relief assistance to the communities and would continue as directed by the President Goodluck Jonathan to provide succour to the people while efforts are being made to restore normalcy to the areas.

He commended the UNHCR team that recently visited some areas where the people had been displaced by the security challenge and responding to the request for supports towards humanitarian intervention in the communities.

Dikangu-Atangana said they are prepared to offer assistance in the terms of camp coordination, camp management and human capacity development Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are the worst affected by the wave of terror perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.

– CAJ News

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