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DHI Calls For Assistance To IDPs In Edo



A team of volunteers in collaboration with Doctors Health Initiative (DHI), on Tuesday, appealed for a continuous provision of succour and other relief aids to improve and uplift the well-being and health condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Edo State camp.

The team made the appeal soon after they donated items worth hundreds of naira to improving the living conditions of IDP’s at the camp.

Barr. Mary Ekemezie who Led the volunteers, to the camp said the need for the visit to the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Edo was to show love and care to the inmates, during the Easter celebration at the Uhogua camp in Ovia North East Council in the state.

Ekemezie who donated food and medical supplies to the inmates,however appealed for more attention for the health and economic needs for women and children at the camp noting that the Volunteers got support from well meaning Nigerians in diaspora, including famous Engr. Anyanwu, a Nigerian based in Germany.

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She called on the state government, religious bodies and well-meaning Nigerians to provide succour for the inmates, especially as they have stayed more than expected in the various IDP’s camps across the country.

Items donated by the volunteers to the IDP’s include, Educational and instructional materials, Toys for the little children, Clothing, toiletries, food and medical supplies.

President, Doctors Health Initiative (DHI), Dr. Nkechi Asogwa, who had earlier led a medical team to donate food and medical supplies to the inmates, sought for more action on the part of government to improve the welfare and health conditions of inmates, particularly women and children.