In fulfilment of its commitment to ensure that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) are well catered for wherever they are, the Federal Government through NEMA has distributed thousands of bags of essential food and non-food items to Nigerians in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, according to a report by the Presidency.
The monthly report for August indicated that non-food items supplied to the camps in the three countries from 2015 to date include medical and non-medical supplies such as antibiotics, antifungal, anti-malaria, Anthelmintic, NSAID, non-SAID Analgesics, Antitussives and Antithasmine drugs.
There were also eye drops, anti-diabetic drugs, Antacid drugs, multivitamin, laboratory consumables, blankets, mattresses, mosquito nets, men’s and women’s wears.
In Minawao, Cameroon, 48,400 bags and cartoons of non-food items like medium and small mattresses, pillows, mosquito nets, blankets, towels, guinea brocade, nylon mats, plastic plates, cups, spoons and buckets, Omo detergents, washing soaps, bathroom slippers, pampers as well as exercise books, pencils and textbooks were distributed to IDPs.
In the report titled, “Monthly Report Of Federal Government Actions In The North East States Affected By Boko Haram”, the Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSA-P) on IDPs in the Vice President’s Office, Dr Mariam Masha, stated that the National Humanitarian Coordination Forum (NHCF) is effectively addressing the welfare of IDPs in these areas.
The Forum, partnering with critical stakeholders, establishes important intervention mechanisms to check and mitigate the incidence and negative effects of flooding on the IDPs in Borno, Yobe and Bauchi states.