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Muslim agencies partner to uplift IDPs

01 February 2016, 10:19Emeka Okonkwo

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 camps.

As such, they require assistance to feed and take care of themselves.

Also Read: Tents provide privacy in camps, say IDPs

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

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