As the conflict in Nigeria continues through its tenth year, the needs of populations across the North East remain dire. According to the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), approximately 7.9 million people depended on life saving assistance, and 1.8 million people were displaced from their homes at the start of 2020. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) estimates that the number of people in need of life saving assistance has risen to 10.6 million since the onset of COVID-19.
Over 60% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the three most conflict affected states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY states) reside within host communities. Heavy migration of IDPs to these areas stretches already limited services and livelihoods, and makes it more difficult for humanitarian actors to identify and reach those in need. In densely populated host communities with limited health and hygiene infrastructure, the outbreak and spread of disease is a grave concern. The official entry of COVID-19 into the BAY states in April amplifies this threat, making a detailed understanding of these communities needs and demographics vital to enacting effective prevention and response measures, both for displaced populations and non-displaced, crisis-affected residents. (https://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/covid-19-vulnerability-and-multi-sectoral-needs-host-communities-gongulong).
Delight Affection Foundation (DAF) seek to intervened through the following:
- Community engagement towards good hygiene practices.
- Creating awareness and sensitization about good hygiene practices.
- Donation of hygiene resources to the community to strengthen the hygiene practices in the community.
- Establishing Hygiene promotion in the community.
We seek for support and donation from all relevant organization, authority and individuals in order to reduced and contribute to the growing increased in needs.