• News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: December 23, 2022

Kaduna: 325 IDPs, Vulnerable Children Receive Food Items From Foundation

325 vulnerable children and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Thursday received food items from a Non-Governmental Organisation, Hope for the Village Child Foundation in Kaduna State.

The food items were distributed to vulnerable children and IDPs living in the foundation’s host community in the state drawn from Kujama, Telele, Kasuwan Magani, Maraban Rido and Jan Ruwa.

Other beneficiaries were drawn from Damishi, Marmara and Ganar Isa communities, all located in the suburb of the state.

The NGO distributed rice, beans, maize, vegetable oil, tomato, pastes, onions and seasoning, among others.

Sister Juliana Ekwoanya, the Deputy Director of the foundation said the distribution became necessary after their encounter with the beneficiaries while on fieldwork.

Ekwoanya said they came in contact with women who would beg them for food for their malnourished children. 

She noted that 300 children were shortlisted for the food items, adding that the foundation also administers medical services to their mothers. 

“In the course of our interaction with vulnerable individuals, some tell us that they sometimes stay a day without food, while others say they go begging,” she said.

The Deputy Director depicted hunger as a serious threat to human life, noting that the foundation seeks support to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

Danladi Yakub and Victoria Bulus, who were beneficiaries of the distribution said the foundation’s intervention came at the right time.

They pleaded with other concerned Nigerians to take a cue from the foundation's gesture, noting that "people are in very difficult conditions”. 

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