UNHCR donates operational vehicles to Benue

By Danielle Bem-Sar, Makurdi

UNHCR gives Benue State 2 vehicles to facilitate the work of the Emergency Management Agency.

The United Nations High Commission For Refugees, UNHCR, has donated two operational vehicles to support the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, BSEMA.

The UNHCR representatives, Mr Anthonio Cahandula and Mr Josiah Flomo presented the vehicles when they paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House.

They also presented the Cameroonian Refugees’ report at Anyeke, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.

”The operational vehicles would ensure smooth coordination of the BSEMA…The UNHCR is in Benue to appreciate government’s support towards the Cameroonian Refugees living in Kwande Local Government Area and other camps across the state,”Mr Cahandula said.

Refugees safety
The UNHCR further asked the Benue State government to enhance the safety of the Cameroonian Refugees in Anyeke.

It asked the government to also look into the registration of about 26,000 refugees who have come through Taraba State and its intervention in health, education and other logistics.

Governor Ortom commended the UNHCR for its bold gesture, saying ”the State government will provide a condusive environment for the refugees until they return to their homes.”

He appreciated the visit and promised that the Executive Secretary, BSEMA, Mr Emmanuel Shior would liaise with Security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety of the Refugees.

Governor Ortom added that the vehicles would be judiciously used for the purpose there were donated.


Mercy Chukwudiebere