Red Cross Resumes Construction of 3,000 Houses for Yobe Returnees

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The International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) is set to resume construction of 3, 000 houses for returnees in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The humanitarian organization which got slowed-down by the killing of its workers last year in Borno State, noted that they will never forget the dedication and commitment of the two slain workers.

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Speaking at the breaking of Ramadan Fast on Saturday, May 18, Head of the Damaturu Sub-delegation, Farrukh Khan, said that although the ICRC Damaturu Sub-delegation in charge of Yobe had reduced its activities following the killing of the workers, it had commenced the construction of 3,000 houses in Gujba.

Describing the project as “the biggest ICRC’s shelter project in Nigeria, Khan disclosed that 395 housing units of the 3, 000 houses had been completed and that plans were underway to finish it. “Building 3,000 houses using eco-friendly bricks remains a key project to serve the communities of Gujba LGA”, he said.

Mr. Khan also noted that the ICRC has been supporting three primary healthcare facilities in Gujba, Kanamma and Gambir with medical supplies and incentives for their health workers.

He called their support for 9, 000 returnees in Ngirbuwa, Goniri (Gujba LGA), Gaidam and Kanamma (Yunusari) LGAs with seeds and food items in 2018, and added that the ICRC was resolute its commitment to assisting victims of armed conflict and related cases.

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