COVID-19: Belgian Embassy Donates Food Items to 200 Families at IDP Camp
The Belgian embassy to Nigeria has donated food items to two hundred families to cushion the effect of COVID-19 at the kuchigoro IDP Camp in Abuja
The at the presentation of the Items, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria Mr David Dargent said the gesture was in partnership with the Community of Sant Egidio
Mr Dargent explained that the corona virus pandemic had increased the cost of living, thereby making it difficult for less privileged Nigerians to survive.
According to him ‘’People in need in Nigeria are already suffering and now with the COVID-19 crisis, it is even worse for them, so we thought that it was important for our embassy and for Belgium to do an action to support the people in need, so we decided to do this food distribution through an organization that is well known in Belgium, Community of Sant Egidio, an NGO that has great creditability in the world’’
He noted that the internally displayed persons came from northern Nigeria as a result of the security challenges in the area and two hundred families were selected to benefit from the food items
The National Responsible of Sant Egidio Nigeria, Prince Henry Ezike said the distribution of the food items was part of the cardinal objective of the organization to alleviate the plight of the less privilege people in the society
The kuchigoro IDP Camp Chairman, Mr Philomon Emmanuel expressed appreciation on behalf of other families called on other organizations to always assist the disadvantage in the society.