The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has organised a special training for personnel of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) saddled with catering for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in parts of the north.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day training is being organised in collaboration with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Jos.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah, NHRC Acting Executive Secretary, said that the training was part of the commission’s steps to safeguard the interest of the IDPs.
“We want to effectively monitor the humanitarian situation in the IDPs’ camps; we want to ensure that they do not suffer,” she said.
She said that the trainees would be tutored on how to draw government’s attention to the humanitarian situation in the camps, and ways to respond to the needs of the IDPs and make them less vulnerable.
“They will also be trained on how to package requests to government and attract prompt response,” he said.
Ovrawah said that the training would avail MDAs working in project states the opportunity to synergise and strategise for better result.
NAN reports that the training drew participants from Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe, and Yola in the North East, and Benue in the North Central.