Red Cross assists 1.1m victims of violence in 2017
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nigeria said it assisted more than 1.1 million Nigerians affected by armed conflict and violence with food, essential household and hygiene items as well as agricultural inputs and cash grants in 2017.
The Head of Sub-delegation, ICRC Jos, Hicham Rizkallah stated this during the annual ICRC Iftar (breaking of fast) organised for Muslims in the state as well as members of security agencies, civil society organisations and the media.
Rizkallah said the ICRC, together with the Nigeria Red Cross Society, also helped 900,000 people with access to safe drinking water while it also actively looked for 13,000 persons separated from their families by conflict in 2017.
He said the organisation has also visited more than 30,000 people deprived of freedom in Nigerian prisons, military and police facilities.
The Plateau State Publicity Secretary for Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Sani Mudi assured the humanitarian organisation of continued partnership from the Muslim community.