NGO pledges to provide temporary school, health structures for IDPs in Bauchi
An NGO, ActionAid Nigeria has pledged to provide temporary school and health structures for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rindibe community, Bauchi state.
Mrs Suwaiba Jibrin, Head of Programme, ActionAid Nigeria, disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Thursday.
She said the two-week survey conducted in Rindibe IDP community by ActionAid revealed that lack of structures for school children and health care services was worrisome.
“The findings revealed that the children don’t attend school and the nutritional status of the children, pregnant and lactating women are worrisome as the inhabitants of the IDP community are in dire need”.
Their living condition is deplorable, with little or no access to key interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene, food, medicine, school and other non food items. This she said, “is not acceptable based on international standards and practice”.
According to her, ActionAid is committed to provide temporary structures such as tents to be used for school and health facilities.
The head of programme said the NGO would also provide other items for the commencement of the services at the IDP community in earnest
She, however, called on the Bauchi State Government to urgently come to the aid of the IDPs scattered across the state.
Hajiya Maryam Garba, the Executive Director Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) another NGO based in Bauchi, told NAN that FAWOYDI would continue to monitor health and nutrition status of children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Garba pledged to continue linking the IDP community with other partners for continuous support until they become self support and reliance (NAN)