Concerned about the continued neglect and social inequality of internally displaced persons (IDPs), a non-governmental organization, the Youth Leadership Initiative for Social Justice has offered medical assistance to approximately 200 displaced people in Abuja.
The organization, which said it was one of many programs planned for the coming year, said its aim was to ensure that these displaced people had the necessary knowledge about their health and provide them with medical consumables.
At the event held in the Durumi IDP camp, the organization’s executive director, Chinenye Nwevo, said the NGO would also provide other needed items to the IDPs over the next year.
She said the medical awareness would focus on checking blood pressure, sugar levels, hypertension, diabetes, pregnancy and some prenatal care for women.
She explained that the organization would embark on a quarterly response and visits to different IDP camps in Abuja and appealed to Nigerians to offer their donations to the IDPs either individually or through any preferred organization.
Regarding funding and how the organization will support the program, Nwevo said that in addition to Ronnie Care Foundation International, which is a major partner, Leadway Assurance, and other volunteers are also supporting the group.