The Humanity First International Nigeria, A non governmental organization in collaboration with Humanity First Canada has presented relief materials to the victims of boko haram, at the Internally Displaced Persons ,IDP’s Camp , Dunrunmi, in Abuja.
This presentation is in response to global appeal by the Nigerian government for donor agencies across the world to assist government in the rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons from the boko haram insurgents.
The relief materials includes clothing, Food items and other essentials domestic needs meant to alleviate the suffering of the displaced persons at the Dunrunmi camp in Abuja.
Humanity First International Nigeria subsequently invited its donor partner in Canada, to come to the assistance of the Nigerian government.
The International Project Director of Humanity First Canada Hassan Naheem, who is on an African tour to access humanitarian projects in Nigeria, Chad ,Cameroon, Niger , Mali arrived the country for the donations and presentations last week.
The International Project Director has travelled across Nigeria with Dr Yakeen Habeeb, the Director Humanity First International Nigeria and his Deputy Alhaji Azeez Alatoye, Deputy Director, to sites for existing projects covering Water for Life, Gifts of Sight, Medical Camps, Learn a Skill and orphanage care.
The water for life projects covers 20 villages and towns in Idoolehin, Umaisha, Onda, Ara, Ayengule Gbede, Masudo, Maidaguri, Purewater, Ode Omu and Ijigbo, located in Ogun, Nassarawa, Kogi, and Osun states.
He also visited the Orphanage home of Humanity First Nigeria in Kogi State, where 10 orphans are presently taken care of. Each child is designated a foster parent to assist them with their basic needs and education.
The Gift of Sight and Medical Camps accommodated periodic screening of people with eye problems and provision of free operations for appropriate patients with conditions such as cataracts.
Nigerian surgeons and ophthalmologists participated in the exercise led by Dr Nurudeen Akindele, Dr Ambali, Dr Omoyele and host of other medical personnel in Ogbonan, Edo state, Calabar, Cross rivers, Ijebu Ode, Ogun state, Doma Nassarawa state and Gberigbe, Lagos state.
Special attention was also given to the flood victims in Lokoja, Kogi state and landslide victims in Auchi, Edo State.
The Learn a Skill project involves vocational training in IT and tailoring skills. IT training is offered to certificate level and is evolving.
Elsewhere in West Africa, Humanity First International now offers Microsoft MCSE certified training.
Facts on Humanity First
Humanity First International globally was established in the UK in 1994 by the late World head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Tahir Ahmad to relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflict, Promote peace and understanding based upon mutual tolerance and respect and Strengthen people’s capacity to help themselves.
It now has operations in 43 countries including Nigeria across six continents. The majority of the organisation aid workers and management are volunteers with minimal expenses for administration.
Humanity First has been working in Nigeria since 2004 supported by Humanity First Canada. The website of the organisation is http://www.ng.humanityfirst.org/