Daystar Christian Centre has donated a sum of N10 million to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR operation in Africa/Nigeria.
Speaking on the donation, senior pastor at Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi said “When people flee their homes, their needs become critical, and their coping mechanisms compromised. Daystar donation is a commitment towards restoring the resilience of families forced to flee across the continent.”
Also, UNHCR Chief in Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Canhandula said “this donation will be used to provide life-saving emergency assistance to families forced to flee their homes and Days star commitment to help uprooted families is appreciated.
“Africa has vast potential to finance the needs of its displaced persons through its rich spirit of giving and human solidarity.
“Many displaced populations do not have where to sleep, no access to water, and access to health care facilities is very limited and Nigeria is unfortunately affected by this phenomenon in the North-East and Middle belt.”
Recall that as at December 31, 2018, UNHCR and partners had supported about 432, 228 displaced people with non-food items including sanitary materials for vulnerable women, shelter, livelihood, and protection assistance including access to justice.
UNHCR relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions from governments, UN and pooled funding mechanisms,intergovernmental institutions and the private sector.
The UNHCR works with the Federal and State governments and with civil society organizations (CSOs) in establishing response platforms for refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other persons of concern.
The agency also provides shelter materials and cash grants to IDPs and refugee returnees to help them construct their own houses to restore their dignity and support their long-term reintegration.
It also provides psychosocial support, legal services, emergency shelters, and household items; and supports registration and documentation for protection purposes.