CSBS News Desk
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of special needs, food and non-food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri.
A statement by the information officer of the agency’s North-east office, Mallam AbdulKadir Ibrahim, yesterday said “the North-east zonal office of NEMA has started distributing special needs food and non-food items for IDPs in camps across Maiduguri metropolis.
He said the items distributed are meant to cater for IDPs with special needs like diabetes patients, babies and nursing mothers.
He disclosed that the food items distributed to the camps include Cerelac formula for babies, milk, biscuits, custard, beverages, wheat, Hungary rice, soya plus, kunun tsamiya, among others.
He also disclosed that among the non-food items distributed include slippers, blankets, plates, spoons, vaseline, soap, detergents and dignity kits for lactating mothers.
He however revealed that the distribution was aside the memorandum of understanding signed by the agency and Borno State government where NEMA supplies all food items to be prepared in camps while the state government provides condiments and other necessities for cooking the food.