Media organisations, others unveil Wecare4IDPs
As part of efforts to improve the conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country, notable media organizations in partnership with Union Bank have publicly announced the launch of the WeCare4IDPs campaign.
WeCare4IDPs is a citizenship initiative, which creates a platform for all Nigerians, individuals and corporate bodies to be a part of the solution in matters concerning IDPs by raising funds to support them.
The WeCare4IDPs campaign is calling on one million Nigerians to donate at least N1, 000 during the campaign, which runs from December 16th to December 31st.
Funds raised from this initiative will be committed towards the implementation of projects in five areas, reducing the scourge of malnutrition faced by IDPs, especially children, preventing the potential for the spread of disease by improving sanitation and access to water, reducing mortality rate, especially in children, by providing access to improved healthcare, providing access to basic education for displaced children living in camps and host communities and re-integrating IDPs into society through economic empowerment and skills training.
Media personalities and celebrities involved in the campaign include Soni Irabor, Toke Ibru, Executive Director, Guardian Newspapers; Morayo Afolabi-Brown, Benny Ark, Onimisi Adaba, Deji Awokoya, Steve Onu (Yaw); Otto Orondaam, Bukky Shonibare, Tosin Bucknor, Timi Dakolo, Cobhams Asuquo, Eromo Egbejule, Isime Esene, among others.