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‘Women, Children From Sambisa To Get Priority Attention’

Posted: May 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United Nations have pledged to support the reintegration of the women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Information Officer, NEMA, Sani Datti, on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Director-General NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, and UN Resident Coordinator, Daouda Toure, made the pledge at the weekend when they interacted with internally displaced persons at Malkohi Camp in Yola, Adamawa State.

“NEMA, in collaboration with UN agencies, has mobilised a team of experts in psycho-trauma counselling, and medical doctors to provide all the necessary medical care to the rescued.

“Most of the rescued children are severely malnourished and have eye infections.

“There are about 63 unaccompanied children and six pregnant women only among the rescued persons,” Sani-Sidi said.

NEMA has employed tailors to sew at least five sets of clothes for each of the rescued persons who arrived the camp with only the clothes on their backs, just as the UN has also directed agencies under it to provide needed assistance and support to the returnees.

“UN agencies would support the Nigerian government in providing the needs of the rescued women and children and also facilitate their reintegration with their families.

“The world and their families have missed them and we would do all we can to ensure they return to their normal lives,” Toure said.