IDPs In Abuja Get Support From The Australian Government


In tune with the project, ‘Humanitarian Aid for Boko Haram Internally Displaced People in New Kuchingoro,’ a surburb in Abuja, the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria Jonathan Richardson yesterday visited the internally displaced persons in the area, to
commission some of the projects funded through the High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP). “The Australian Government stands with Nigeria and the many organisations doing good work to assist IDPs during this difficult time of upheaval across the country,” the High Commissioner indicated, adding that the Australian Government is especially proud to support efforts to provide a safe and healthy environment for the Kuchingoro IDP community.
The project was organised in conjunction with the Society for Africa Education, Economic and Social Cultural Development, the Bridge Initiative for African Development (BIFAD), Global Rights Advocates for Sustainable Justice (and their partners the Brown Button Foundation, the Centre for Women & Adolescent Empowerment and Gender Right Solidarity.
Also present were the National Emergency Management Agency and the Director of Health Services for the Abuja Municipal Area Council.The Australian Government is also working with the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Centre for Quranic Studies at Bayero University on two projects worth N20.5 million to address underlying causes of radicalisation and extremism at the root of the crisis.
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