Ohaha Family Foundation will provide mobile healthcare services and food assistance to an estimated 1,000 families of migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the 0.8 million people living in famine-like conditions urgently in need of food and livelihoods assistance in Adamawa State Nigeria affected by Boko Haram conflict that killed over 20,000 people, women and girls abducted and children drafted as suicide bombers since 2009.
There are currently more than 1.8 million IDPs in NE Nigeria according to OCHA. Although UN and other aid agencies are working with the Nigeria governments to provide humanitarian assistance, these IDPs and returnees are at risk of starvation, disease and death, as they are not guaranteed basic food and medicine in their own country. This program will affect more than 1,000 families of IDPs and returnees in Adamawa State mostly resident in destroyed communities.
Ohaha Family Foundation (OFF) provides medicine, health care, food and nutrition to the IDPs and returnees. Mothers are trained in basic primary care and hygiene, nutrition and child care. Men and youths are also trained to provide self-protection and protection to the vulnerable women and girls. Our mobile health clinics will provide free primary health care services, referring the critical cases to the nearest safe hospital, while distributing food and nutritional materials.
The project will save over 1,000 families from hunger and starvation, save 1,000 families from diseases, with severe cases treated in safe hospitals and train 100 people through peer education and group discussion on primary healthcare and protection supporting them through the recovery process to rise out of poverty, which will provide for their families' health and well-being.