On Saturday, November 10, 2018, the Irish Ambassador, Ambassador Sean Hoy and his team joined our outreach to the vulnerable communities project in Karmajiji. The Ambassador was joined by Deputy Head of Mission, Joe Kennedy and Visa Officer, Helen Fogarty.
The project, which is funded by the Embassy of Ireland to Nigeria, is a response to the poor living conditions of IDPs which had been exacerbated by the rainy season.
Mats, blankets and mosquito nets were distributed to help the IDPs build resilience to the harsh environment and baby clothes were distributed to mothers to improve hygiene. In total, over 600 beneficiaries received relief materials.
Having constructed a 150m drainage and pit latrines to improve sanitation in the entire community, we helped to replace roofing sheets, constructed fences around the most vulnerable houses and re-floored muddy rooms.
The Ambassador also took out time to listen to the story of a Butcher who was captured by Boko Haram on his return from a market in a neighbouring town. He eventually escaped as the insurgents became distracted by the money found on him (about N980,000).
See photos below.