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ActionAid, GPD donate N54m, kits to 3,000 IDPs

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) and Global Peace Development (GPD) have donated N54million and dignity kits to 3,000 families in 61 communities displaced by banditry across…

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) and Global Peace Development (GPD) have donated N54million and dignity kits to 3,000 families in 61 communities displaced by banditry across Kaduna State.  

AAN’s country director, Ene Obi, said the cash and dignity kits were donated by with funding from STARTFUND to provide emergency relief materials to the 3,000 women-led households displaced from 61 communities in Kachia and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.  

Speaking at the distribution, Ene Obi, who was represented by the Resilience programme coordinator, Anicetus Atakpu, said, “Within the last two weeks, ActionAid Nigeria and our Kaduna State local partner, GPD, visited two local government areas hosting 61 displaced communities. These are communities displaced because of the banditry attacks recorded in Kaduna State in the past six months. As a result, families left their homes and possessions and are now in dire need of emergency humanitarian relief.”  

She said that before the intervention, ActionAid and GPD trained 60 enumerators on data collection methodology, leading to the registration of 5,812 households across 61 communities, with 2,956 households across 29 communities in Kachia Local Government and 2,856 households across 32 communities in Kajuru Local Government.