Abuja - Thousands of refugees living in camps
for internally-displaced people (IDPs) have received a major boost after some
Muslim organisations partnered to ease the IDPs’ woes.
The collaboration is between the Muslim Public Affairs
Centre (MPAC) and Nasfat Agency for Zakat and Sadakat (NAZAS).
MPAC and NAZAS pointed out these IDPs are facing hunger,
affliction of various illnesses due to inadequate medical care and exposure to
inclement weather arising from the makeshift accommodation they have in their
As such, they require assistance to feed and take care of
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The two organisations share a common vision of working
towards addressing the welfare issues of the IDPs, officials said.
As such, they have signed a memorandum of understanding
to kick start the IDPs intervention project of providing aid and relief
material to the displaced people.
The partnership will culminate in the distribution of
clothing items, footwear, sanitary and toiletry items. household items, toys,
books and medicals.
The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced some 2
million people, most who are taking shelter in the various IDPs centres sited
in some parts of Nigeria.
- CAJ News