PCNI supports 36,000 IDPs with food , drug supplies in Borno



#TrackNigeria – Presidential Committee on North East Initiative, agency established for the coordination of humanitarian activities in the North East has targeted 36,000 IDPs in its March food and non-food and shelter kits support to IDPs in Maiduguri, Borno State.

In a press release signed Head, and Communications of agency, Alkasim Abdulkadir, he said exercise was in continuation of regular support the agency provides to Internally Displaced People as part of its mandate in protecting vulnerable people in the North East.

“It had become imperative to provide food and non-food support to IDPs as burden was becoming unbearable on some of host , the PCNI also supported returning refugees from Central African Republic and IDPs who lost their houses to recent fire incidents” he said.

“The items were presented Head of Maiduguri office, Hajiya Amina Maibe at the Gajiram, Gubio, Molai Hospital and other host within and outside the periphery of Maiduguri. The distribution was done in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA. The items distributed include -beans, Masaflour, Masavita, Vegetable Oil, Maggi, Maize, Sugar, Tomato Sauce and Salt. The Non-Food Items -Mats, Mosquito Nets, Wrappers, Guinea Brocade, Blankets, Sleepers, Soaps, and clothing for women men and ” the lead said.

At Molai General Hospital, 20,000 packs of medical consumables were donated to the hospital these include anti-biotics, anti-malaria drugs. While at Gajiram it will be recalled that a recent fire disaster destroyed the entire , the IDPs were presented with 5,570 shelter kits made up of zinc, ceiling sheets, woods and nails to help 1,500 households were reached to rebuild their houses.  Returnees from the Central African Republic also received support from the distribution, 300 households received 720 food items and 1000 nonfood items.

At Gubio 1,830 IDPs who were displaced from Kala Balge and Kukawa areas also benefited from the ongoing food distribution from the pro-active palliative food measures. A total of 1,670 food items and 8,400 non-food items were distributed to them. Other host reached were -Bamodu House , Fato Kura , Biafra , Bajauro Camp, and Bash camp they received 1200 food items and 4710 nonfood items.

The exercise will continue periodically in order to effectively stabilize the health and nutritional needs of IDPs in the North East, especially in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.