NGO distributes catering, tailoring equipment to 26, 875 Yobe households



 Mercy Corps, an international Non-Governmental (NGO), has distributed catering and tailoring equipment to 26,875 households Yobe under the Building Resilience Complex Crisis (BRICC) programme.

The equipment included deep freezers, refrigerators, gas cookers, pots, frying pans, aluminum pots, knives, frying spoons, pans, chopping boards, buckets and sewing machines.

Speaking at the occasion Damaturu, on Tuesday, Hugh Briggs, the NGO’s Field Manager the state, noted that the 36-month programme would resilience victims insurgency Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.

“ The distributed equipment will increase the households’ ability to cope with the shocks conflict, climate change and the risk future ,” he said.

Briggs said the application the equipment in tailoring and catering would cushion the effect the devastating they experienced.

“We’re building the absorptive and adaptive resilience capacities of men, women and youths. We are to engage with communities and their leaders to create conditions that can facilitate systematic change.

“We are supporting the state government to develop a social protection policy to address the needs of the vulnerable population through the Ministry of Women Affairs,” he said.

The field manager said the BRICC programme would also restore and create community economic assets and water points, in addition to assisting vulnerable and conflict-affected households to their basic needs, including increased savings with improved access to basic health.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs. Tonga Betara, thanked the European Union (EU) for the support which would reduce the sufferings of women and youths in the communities.

“Today’s intervention will develop a robust policy of addressing the needs of vulnerable persons in the state,” she noted. (NAN)