The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has provided food intervention to 2.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state from January to December this year.
Each household received 25kg of beans, 12.5 kg of rice and maize each and 4.6 kilogram of condiments as approved by the Director General of the Agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) as part of the federal government’s efforts to ease the hardship of IDPs displaced by insurgency.
Head Food Distribution NEMA Northeast, Umar Sani made this known during the monthly distribution exercise to 4,800 households at Farm Center Camp in Maiduguri.
Mr. Sani explained that the Agency distributes foods items monthly to 228,000 IDPs in 20 camps, host communities and liberated areas in the state.
According to him, the food assistance has greatly help in mitigating food crisis in the camps.
The NEMA Head of food distribution expressed commitment of the Agency to sustain the exercise to improve the well-being of displaced persons.
“We don’t have problems with the IDPs, since January to date, there was no complain of hunger among the IDPs, food are being distributed to them before the end of every month since the coming of the present Director General NEMA and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs”.
He urged the displaced persons not to sell the items as government is doing everything possible to improve their livelihood.
Some of the beneficiaries in Farm Center Camp Ruqayya Jugudum from Mafa and Isiyaka Umoru from konduga appreciated the gesture from NEMA.
They explained that their families can now afford three square meals courtesy of the food intervention from NEMA.
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