The famously celebrated Valentine’s day, one which has been tagged a day to share love didn’t end without a humanitarian reaching out to those that matter most – the vulnerable in our society. Ms Adaora Onyechere paid a visit to Durumi Area 1 IDP Camp In Abuja to mark and spend time with the internally displaced persons.
The IDP camp has no fewer than 3,000 persons who live in the shanties with little or no access to basic amenities.
The IDPs from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe have also been living in the camps since 2013 when insurgents ravaged their communities.
Ms Adaora called on the FCT administration to register all pregnant IDPs in government-owned hospitals to enable them to attend antenatal clinics toward protecting the unborn child and the mother.
On lack of toilets and water, she said it was also saddening to note that the unavailability of these basics was causing an increase in preventable illnesses and high rate of open defecation in the camps.
She went ahead to share freebies to the IDPs amidst dancing and moments of reflection on the essences of Valentine’s day.