ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has handed over thousands of bags of food and non-food relief material for distribution to internally-displaced persons in the Borno State between February and now.
Among these are 55 950 bags of rice and 30 200 bags of maize.
This month, the agency delivered additional 3 100 bags of rice, 3 000 bags of beans, 1 850 bags of Guinea corn, 650 bags of millet and 1 200 bags of rice (50kg).
These items were supplied by the Federal Government through NEMA in fulfillment of an existing memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government.
The MoU stipulates among others that NEMA supplies raw food to IDPs while the Borno government provides additional condiments and maintains the camp environment.
There are 113 400 IDPs living in 13 camps in the capital Maiduguri town and its environs.
The satellite camps have 306 380 IDPs located in 16 liberated communities and towns.
A part of coordination role, NEMA has been collaborating with other organizations in carrying out medical outreaches to the IDPs in the camps as well as providing medical consumables for camp clinics and referral hospital within Maiduguri.
Borno, northeast of the country, is the worst affected by the Boko Haram terror.
In addition to the humanitarian intervention in Borno, the agency has also provided to refugees in Adamawa and Yobe States.
– CAJ News