The Almajirai Child Right Initiative (ACRI) has supported 2,300 Almajiri children in Northern Nigeria with palliatives during the COVID-19 total lockdown.
This was made known by the director of the organisation, Muhammad Sabo Keana, during a courtesy visit to HumAngle office on Thursday, August 27, in Abuja.
Keana said the Almajiri children that received the palliatives include 800 in Kano, 700 in Katsina, 500 in Katsina and 300 in Abuja.
Mr. Keana had also expressed his satisfaction with the HumAngle crisis singling reports which helped organisations like ACRI to reach people in need of humanitarian assistance across Nigeria.
He also added that the partnership between ACRI and HumAngle will ease the works of each of the organisations and smooth their operations.
The HumAngle Special Projects Editor Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu, thanked the director for his visit and assured that HumAngle will utilise the partnership to keep on unveiling humanitarian crises not only in Nigeria but across the whole Africa.
Aliyu added that HumAngle has been working on the issues of Almajiri in northern Nigeria and followed them from their schools to their villages for special reports on their plights and predicaments.
Several investigations by HumAngle exposed the very precarious and pathetic conditions of the Almajiri in northern Nigeria especially as the COVID-19 pandemic strikes.
Aliyu said that HumAngle will work with ACRI to ensure that government agencies and institutions at different levels treat Almajiri children like any other citizen of the country.
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