In Adamawa No case of gender violence in IDP camps – Official says

Furo said officials of the camps were made up of responsible personnel who were committed to their duties.

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Some displaced people in an IDP camp play

Some displaced people in an IDP camp

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Haruna Furo, the Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA),says no case of gender violence has been recorded in any Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the state.

Furo made the disclosure on Thursday at Malkohi Camp in Yola while receiving the Federal Commissioner of  National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI), Hajiya Sadiya Umar, who had visited the camp.

He  said officials of the camps were made up of responsible personnel who were committed to their duties.

All  children of school age in the camp, he said, had been enrolled in nursery and primary schools sited in the camp.

He also said the Malkohi camp has a total 1, 499 persons which included 835 women.

According to him, among the IDPs in the camp are 11 physically challenged persons, 101 widows, 20 unaccompanied children, 23 pregnant women and 132 lactating mothers.

Assuring of the state government’s commitment to supporting the IDPs, he said some had been enrolled in skills acquisition programmes in the camps.

In her remarks, Umar, who was in the camp to present relief materials donated by the commission, lauded the role of ADSEMA and other agencies providing support to IDPs.

“We are going to  look into areas that you have some challenges so that we can assist you,’’ Umar said.

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He said the commission would continue to partner with the agency and other stakeholders in ensuring the welfare of IDPs.

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