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Historic Kilimanjaro climb raises plight of IDPs

18 December 2015, 08:47Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) has commended the completion of the climb to the summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro by the Climb With Remi initiative.

The aim of the climb wasto raise awareness to the plight of victims displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

WBFA sponsored the historic climb, which culminated in Remi Abere, aged 49, becoming the oldest Nigerian to have climbed Kilimanjaro.

According to sponsors, with her team in their late 40s and early 50s, the Climb With Remi is a test of human endurance that shows the power of women at any stage of their life.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4 877 metres.

Also Read: Return of IDPs to their homes will begin in 2016 – Buhari

WBFA said there were currently 3,3 million internally displaced Nigerians, many of whom are children, including a large number of newborns.

In Borno State alone, over 100 babies are born daily in IDP camps.

“As the Newborn Champion for Save the Children Nigeria, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki is deeply concerned about the burgeoning newborn health crisis in these camps,” said WBFA.

Saraki, wife of Senate-President, Bukola, is the founder and president of the organisation.


- CAJ News

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