Hassan said that the comprehensive record would enable the state to plan how to effectively cater for the needs of the IDPs, with particular focus on People Living with Disabilities (PWDs), women, and children.
He said “we are developing a database of people that have been affected by crises and natural disasters over time across the state.
He explained that the database will significantly help the state through the agency, to adequately protect, care and assist IDPs across the state.
He said that the agency’s interventions accorded priority to PWDs, women and children because they were the most affected by disasters or crises and required more attention.
The executive secretary said that the agency was also engaging civil society organisations, traditional and religious leaders toward reducing vulnerability in communities. (NAN)