By Gloria Ikibah
In the spirit of Ramadan, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has donated assorted food items to be distributed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to 7,750 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps and host communities in Borno, Yobe and Kano States.
The food items donated by KSrelief are of 7,750 bags (25kg) of rice, 7,750 bags (25kg) of beans, 7,750 packaged (4kg) of masa vita flour, 7,750 gallons (2 litres) of vegetable oil, 7,750 packaged (1kg) of salt, 7,750 packaged (2kg) tomato paste and 7,750 packaged (0.8kg) seasoning
The food distribution will be based on a standard food basket where each beneficiary household will receive a bag of rice (25kg), bag of beans (25kg), masa vita flour (4kg), vegetable oil (2litres), salt (1kg), tomato paste (2kg) and seasoning (0.8kg)
In preparation towards the food distribution, NEMA has conducted detailed profiling of the target beneficiaries at the identified camps and host communities.
Breakdown of the target beneficiaries is as follows:
A. Borno State -5300
B. Yobe State – 2250
C. Kano state -200
Naijablitznews.com reports that the relief food donation by KSrelief, a humanitarian aid Agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a continuation of assistance to persons affected by insurgency and disasters in Nigeria.
The Saudi agency has previously donated similar food items that were distributed to victims of insurgency in Borno and Yobe States as well as persons affected by armed banditry in Zamfara State.
Naijablitznews.com recalled that between 2018 and 2019, KSrelief donated a total of 140,468 baskets of food items that were distributed to the IDPs affected by insurgency in Borno and Yobe States.
Furthermore, in 2021 the Saudi agency donated another set of 16,688 relief food baskets that were distributed again in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States. Last year, KS relief also provided another set of 16,000 food items that were distributed and concluded early this January. Therefore, it will be fourth time that KSrelief relief food donation will be distributed through NEMA.