Over fifty thousand vulnerable families have been targeted to benefit from Victims Support Fund, VSF intervention on COVID-19 in Borno state.
Lunching the distribution in Maiduguri, Chairperson VSF Taskforce on Coronavirus, Mrs Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji said the items comprised of food and medical consumables to be distributed to IDPs in camps and host communities across the state.
According to her, Borno is critical to Victims Support Fund intervention considering its strategic location of bordering three countries Chad, Cameroon and Niger as well as hosting millions of displaced persons.
Receiving the items, Borno state Deputy Governor and Chairman, High Powered Committee on Coronavirus, Alhaji Umar Kadafur appreciated VSF for the timely intervention and called on other donor agencies and the private sector to support in improving the wellbeing of victims of insurgency.
Chairman Borno state Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo assured that items provided will help improve sanitation and hygiene in IDP camps.
Items donated include food items, medical consumables and personal protective equipment.