NEMA Deploys Relief Assistance to Nigerian Refugees In Niger Republic

nema-dgThe National Emergency Management (NEMA) has deployed relief assistance to the displaced Nigerians that fled into the nearby Republic of Niger to provide them with immediate succor.A said this is further to the response of the Federal Government to communities affected by the security challenges in the North zone of Nigeria.

NEMA had last week said that only 126 Nigerians had fled across to the Republic of Niger. The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi confirmed that the is responding to the needs of the displaced Nigerians to alleviate their conditions.

He said the basic needs of the refugees identified by a special assessment carried by a team of the that was dispatched to the Republic of Niger country to ascertain the conditions of Nigerians that had crossed over the border into the country. The assessment was carried along with officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Niamey, Nigerien and resident representatives of United Nations OCHA, UNHCR and the Cross.

The DG NEMA noted that the relief intervention will also ease the pressure brought on local resources of the host communities by the refugees. Most of the refugees, he said found to be in Bosso and its environs in the Diffa Region of the Republic of Niger.

The DG NEMA reiterated the commitment of the Agency to provide necessary supports to Nigerians in distress and outside the country.

The relief deployed to Niger Republic are made up of food, non food items and medicals.

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