By Pamela Obiejesi, Abuja –
The TY Danjuma Foundation in collaboration with Pathfinder International, NEMA, Nigerian Health watch, and Caring Family has visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp situated in APO resettlement area in Wassa, Abuja.
Pathfinder International was honouring a colleague who lost her life in the line of duty and to honour her memory, wanted to give back to the community by visiting the camp and providing relief materials.
According to the Foundation, the IDPs camp has over 5,000 people with over 70 per cent of the population being children and women.
“The situation at the Camp was quite pitiful, there were a lot of young mothers ranging from ages 16 upwards who were pregnant and also carrying smaller babies. Children from all age brackets looked malnourished with brown scanty hair. A number of these children of school age were not in school,” it observed.
Hajara is a mother of two and 22 years old from Goza in Borno State and has spent two years in the camp. She has never had any form of western education and struggle to feed with her husband who is a farmer.
It said the most rewarding part of the event was the distribution of relief materials brought to the people who were grouped in categories. Items distributed were food materials, drugs, clothes, and basic shelter amenities (blankets, washing soaps, slippers, sanitary pads, mosquito nets).
“The TY Danjuma Foundation has been providing support to IDPs across the country and has touched many lives at the various IDP camps. This is in line with her vision of enhancing the quality of life of all Nigerians,” it added.