The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) also known as Caritas Nigeria on Friday in Abuja donated food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in New Kuchingoro camp, as part of its humanitarian activities for the COVID-19 effects.
Speaking at the event, the Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) Durumi Abuja, Rev. Fr. Zacharia Samjumi, said Nigerians must be each other’s brother keeper and that helping the needy amount to helping the society.
He was represented by the Director Humanitarian Services, Carita Nigeria, Ms. Nkese Udongwo.
She said that the distributed palliatives were funded by members of the Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy in Rome as their support to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria for internally displaced persons and also supported by the Carita Nigeria.
“We are targeting primarily for 98, the female headed households. As you can see, we have pregnant women, lactating mothers and the elderly. This is to support what they have.
She also urged government, individuals and non-governmental to do more for the vulnerable to cushion the effect of the restrictions on them,” she said.
On his part, the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp chairman, Mr. Philemon Emmanuel, said that they have been at the camp since 2014 from Borno State.
According to him, since the COVID-19 lockdown, the adults in the camp cannot go out for the menial jobs that they used to get stipends to feed their families and that supports did not come early.
He also said that they have not receive any palliative from the government apart from the few individuals and non-governmental organisations.
He therefore called for more supports for those in the camp and other vulnerable in the country.