Alkasim Abdulkadir, Abuja: Over 50,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dikwa area of Borno State have benefited from Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) $2 million programme of broad ranging interventions in health, security, water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition services in the last one year.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and employees from across Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) also contributed $1.1m to Family Health International (FHI) in a year.
In a recently released humanitarian report, Shell noted that in 2017, the oil companies provided large-scale humanitarian assistance to IDPs in the North East.
“More than 50,000 IDPs have benefited, including successful containment of a cholera outbreak in Dikwa late in the year. Separately, the Shell Group contributed around $2m to leading global humanitarian organization, Mercy Corps, to provide emergency assistance to 1,000 vulnerable families,” the report stated.