Aisha Buhari campaigns for refugees in Lake Chad basin countries

Aisha Buhari campaigns for refugees in Lake Chad basin countries

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The wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has called for the support of over 2.6 million refugees and displaced persons in the Lake Chad basin nations.
Though, she is bitter that about 2 million of the total figure are Nigerians, Mrs. Buhari, charged the wives of the Presidents of Niger and Cameroon to call for supports in their respective countries to curb severe food insecurity and growing hunger in the region.
She disclosed that 3.8 million people, who are mostly women and children, are facing severe food insecurity and growing hunger in which 80 per cent of refugees overstretch the meager resources of host communities resulting in inadequate healthcare, malnutrition and zero level education for the victims.
The technical committee of Mrs. Buhari led by the first lady of Kebbi state, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, met with their counterparts in Niamey, Niger Republic to expound on the concept with a view to putting up a concrete plan of action billed to be discussed during the upcoming official meeting of the first ladies slated for December 2016.
The technical committees of the two countries agreed to widen the scope of their intervention to include Mali, Benin republic and Burkina Faso to address the humanitarian challenge in parts of those countries, who also share borders with the Lake Chad basin.

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