Mercy Vincent Foundation and EYN Project, Maiduguri in partnership with Christian Aid Nigeria, with funding from Ukaid has disbursed N20,000 each to 1,080 vulnerable households in four local government areas of Borno State.
The project, embarked by UKaid through the Department For International Development ( DFID) also reached 1326 households with non food items, supported primary healthcare workers in the four local government areas of Maiduguri metropolis, Jere, Dikwa and Konduga with PPEs and carried out sensitisation to communities on COVID-19.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Maiduguri, Mr. Sendi Dauda, Project cash coordinator, Christian Aid , said the project titled “Localised Preparedness and Response to Primary and Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on IDPs, Returnees and vulnerable populations in Hard to Reach Areas in Nigeria,” is being carried out in Borno and other parts of the country.
Dauda added that partners in Borno State worked with influencers at the communities to serve as the people that will carryout advocacy at the communities based on clusters they have formed in the communities.
“ Our feedback is that the project has been impactful and the idea of the project is because of COVID-19 and impact of the pandemic on the hard-to-reach people that cannot afford daily meals per day”.
“So, what we did was to come up with this programme with funding from UKaid to see how we can support the capacity of local partners like Mercy Vincent Foundation, EYN in Borno State, local and state governments and community people”.