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UNICEF and CIDAR provide water and sanitation facilities to 470,000 Internally Displaced Persons

The organisation, with support from UNICEF, also installed eight automatic chlorine dozen pumps in Maiduguri and Jere local governments as a pilot project.


Devdiscourse News Desk 05 Jun 2018, 05:37 AM Nigeria
  • The organisation’s focus was on improving water sanitation and basic hygiene in IDPs camps and host communities in Maiduguri. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in copartnership with Integrated Development and Research International (CIDAR) provided water and sanitation facilities to 470,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, CIDAR Programme Director, Naser Ahmad-Khan, said.

He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday that CIDAR, an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), specific in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities.

He said the organisation had supported displaced persons in the North-East following the insurgency that inflicted hardship to thousands of people in the region.

CIDAR had also provided food and clothes to displaced persons in camps and host communities to alleviate their sufferings.

The organisation’s focus was on improving water sanitation and basic hygiene in IDPs camps and host communities in Maiduguri.

We have also started the installation of force lift water system under the Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme in schools in Borno.

“The organisation, with support from UNICEF, also installed eight automatic chlorine dozen pumps in Maiduguri and Jere local governments as a pilot project.”

Ahmed Khan said that project had been concluded with UNICEF to install 700 automatic chlorine dozen pumps across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.


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