UNHCR DONATES OVER THREE HUNDRED PHONES TO PROTECTION MONITORS
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has donated over three hundred Mobile Phones to the field protection monitors who were recently trained on how to protect the right of the Internally Displaced Persons in north eastern and north central parts of the country.
Handing over the phones to the National Human Right Commission in Abuja, the UNHCR Representative to Ngeria,Mrs .Angele Dikongue Atangana, said the aim was to mobilize the Monitors in carrying out their duties effectively in the camps.
“The rational behind the project is definitely to ensure that there will be eyes and arms on the ground to monitor closely the condition of those vulnerable persons specifically the displaced ones”
“I think we have all heard allegations of some human rights breaches going on underground on the chaotic situation created by the insurgency” she said.
Mrs. Dikongue Atangana called on stakeholders and individuals to assist the government in providing adequate facilities for IDPs across the country.
Receiving the mobile phones , the Executive Secretary,National Human Right Commission, Mr.Bem Angwe, commended the UNHCR for their efforts in protecting the rights of IDPs in the country.
“The office of the UNHCR has demonstrated commitment towards the vulnerable groups in Nigeria by supporting the UNHCR and NHRC project for the protection of the IDPs in Nigeria and this decision was followed by the provision of funds by the UNHCR for the recruitment and deployment of over three hundred monitors”
“Monitors after they were identify with training for six days to equip them with knowledge of what their assignment in the days ahead will be”
Mr. Angwe said the Commission would continue to initiate and support programmes that will promote the rights of Nigerians.