United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has promised more protection and support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Fufore, Malkohi and St Theresa’s camps in Adamawa State.
The support will be in the area of basic services for 3,974 IDPs in those camps. Country representative of the commission, Madam Chansa Kapaya, made this known in Yola during an interaction with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Kapaya said the commission’s visit to the state was to declare its readiness to offer international protection for the IDPs and ensure their resettlement as well as support their livelihood.
The UN chief added, that she was using the opportunity to visit some IDPs camps and host communities that are impacted by the displacement in addition to taking care of Nigerian refugees returning from Cameroun.
She added, “We rehabilitated classrooms and provided educational materials in the camps and equally appreciated government’s collaboration in that direction.”
In his remarks, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri lauded the commission for erecting a court building in Ganye among other activities by the organisation. Fintiri appealed for more interventions in the state.