A non-governmental organisation, Women Peace and Security Network in Damaturu has appealed to individuals, government and agencies to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with skills training programmes for economic self-reliance.
The Coordinator of the network, Hajiya Hauwa Bah, made the appeal at the commemoration of `World Peace Day’ at Pompomari IDP camp on Saturday.
She urged the public to support the IDPs to regain their dignity and respect, especially women and girls who needs a lot of privacy, but exposed to certain conditions.
The network distributed sanitary products to the IDPs and also embarked on sanitation exercise to clean the environment.
“We extended our token support to the IDPs and to encourage donors and philanthropist across the globe to support and improve the lives of the IDPs.
“It’s our mandate to support and work in various areas that address the problems of most vulnerable people in the society: women, girls, youths and physically challenged.
“Government alone cannot do it all,’’ she said.
She said the IDPs were in need of support to overcome the psychological trauma they experienced during the insurgency attacks.
“They lost their loved ones and property to various attacks on their communities and need support to start new and productive lives.’’ (NAN)