WeCare4IDPs is a platform for all well-meaning Nigerian people and organisations to provide support for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled from their homes due to the insurgency in the North East.
This initiative is purely a private sector initiative comprising of partner institutions and citizens, led by Union Bank with support from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
WeCare4IDPs has been endorsed by the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) and the Ministry of Budget and National Planning who have oversight over the coordination for humanitarian activities in Nigeria.
What is the WeCare4IDPs Initiative?
WeCare4IDPs is a call to well-meaning Nigerians to contribute a minimum of One Thousand Naira only (₦1,000.00) towards actualizing the estimated $1.05bn required to provide humanitarian support for 8.5 million people in the North East in 2017. Organisations are equally welcome to make contributions.
Is the Government involved in this initiative?
This initiative is purely a private sector initiative comprising of partner institutions and citizens, however, WeCare4IDPs has been endorsed by the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) and the Ministry of Budget and National Planning who have oversight over the coordination for humanitarian activities in Nigeria.
How long will the fund raising campaign run?
The fund raising campaign will run starting from Friday 16th December 2016.
What will the fund be used for?
The funds will contribute to the execution of humanitarian intervention programmes in affected areas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. 172 projects have been approved for execution in 2017. Of these projects, WeCare4IDPs will focus on improving nutrition, health care, water - sanitation and hygeine, education and economic empowerment.
Who will be responsible managing the WeCare4IDPs donations?
A steering committee will be set up to manage the donations. Members of the steering committee will include representatives from Ministry of Budget and National Planning, OCHA, humanitarian partners and Union Bank. The steering committee will also include independent personalities who will be represented by notable Nigerians.
Donors to the WeCare4IDPs initiative can rest assure that their donations will reach the expected beneficiaries. Union Bank will be responsible for disbursement of the funds under the direction and oversight of UNOCHA, the auditing firm and the Steering Committee.