The Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP’s) in Jos and Bauchi were filled with hope and appreciation as Ifeklyne Charity Foundation donated food items in large quantity to alleviate the somewhat short supply of basic needs in the camp.
At the IDPs camp in Zang Commercial Secondary School Bukuru in Jos, which accommodates about one hundred and ten families, totaling seven hundred and twenty six people, the IDP’s were radiant in receiving the items with gratitude to the good gesture of the foundation.
The camp director Pastor Darong Mancha who received the items on behalf of the displaced persons, highlighted the basic challenges of the camp to the issue of water, food, health and the need for drugs for the sick IDP’s.
Mr Mancha posited:
“We are grateful to Ifeklyne Charity Foundation and other NGOs that are helpful to the plight of the displaced persons, the camp is gradually reducing due to the integration of some of them with the community through job opportunities creating humanitarian services and missionary works. Food, detergents, drugs is of great essence, and at the moment we have a fifty-year-old woman who has kidney problem and is currently on dialysis. She needs about six million naira for transplant. And when they get sick most times drugs is a big issue, that is why we can only thank God and continue to pray for organizations like yours to continually help the displaced person’s until they finally find succor“.
Stating the reasons for the humanitarian work embarked upon by Ifeklyne Charity Foundaton, Mr Ifeaka Innocent Ogbolime says;
“It is inline with our policy as a foundation to identify with people that are displaced, traumatized or less privileged in the society, trying to meet their immediate needs and see how we can give them hope, because we believe once there is life there is hope and we are all Nigerians irrespective of any region of the country we belong, that is why we came all the way from Lagos to Jos and Bauchi to give out food items and materials to the IDPs in identifying with their plight”.
The representative of the IDPs in Bauchi Mr Musa Shehu who is from Gwoza, one of the towns worst hit by incessant attacks from Boko Haram echoes the situation.
“Boko Haram have killed our families, abducted our women and children and have rendered us homeless, we miraculously found our way to Bauchi, we are in need of accommodation, we are striving with insufficient food, the houses we stay here in Turum we rent to the tune of N150, 000, N100, 000 and N50, 000 respectively, we have families from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa at this camp and we have about 56 households, approximately 400 individuals. We are grateful to Ifeklyne Charity Foundation for bringing these items by themselves from Lagos, because most of our leaders that are supervising food materials donated divert it for their personal use.”
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