IDP Protection: NGO embarks on health awareness campaign

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Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria

Advocacy for Development Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability (ADIES), a non-governmental organisation, on Friday embarked on disease prevention and health awareness campaign at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Durumi, FCT.

The camp, no fewer than 3,000 IDPs live in shanties with inadequate basic sanitation facilities.

The Executive Director of ADIES, Mr Seth Adah, said that the campaign, which involved an outreach, was aimed at providing free health care services to IDPs, with emphasis on other thematic areas of sanitation and hygiene, education and improved welfare.

He said that the outreach was the outcome of a visit to the camp, which revealed abject poverty and unhygienic environment in which the IDPs were living in.

Adah stressed that the filthy environment was the leading cause of preventable diseases and…

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