Nigeria Launches “Project Zero Hunger” For Refugees And IDPs

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The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, in collaboration with Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, has launched the “Project Zero Hunger” programme aimed at catering for refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable groups in states across the federation.

Speaking at the flag off ceremony at the Durumi IDPs camp in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by the Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Alhaji Grema Ali, said that the project will give stakeholders the opportunity to feed one person, “so that, collectively and in a sustainable manner, hunger will be eradicated”.

She said: “It is with a high sense of responsibility and honour that she welcome them all to this occasion for the launch of the PROJECT ZERO HUNGER initiative, under the auspices of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, under the able leadership and support of the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, has recently assented to the IDP Policy in Nigeria.

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