NEMA Reunites over 200 Children with Parents in North East

It was happy ending for more than 200 children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, when they were reunited with their parents on Friday.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed this Friday, saying it reunited the more than 200 children with their parents affected by the Boko Haram insurgency after thorough investigation.
Sa’ad Bello, the Head of Operations, Adamawa and Taraba office of the agency, made this known in Yola.
Bello said the successful re-unification was conducted with the collaboration of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) under Restoring Family Link Programme.
He said the children, mostly of between the ages of five and 12, were from Bama and Baga in Borno.
“Meanwhile, we still have about 165 unaccompanied children in four designated camps in Adamawa,” he said.
The official said some families from Bama visited some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Yola where they identified their children.
He said after intensive investigation by appropriate authorities concerned, the children were handed over to their parents.
He said that the agency with the support of ICRC, was working hard, through appropriate channels, to identify the parents of the remaining unaccompanied children.

Author: News Editor

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