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Commission Sets To Alleviate Suffering Of IDPs, Ophans, Others In FCT

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A humanitarian group under the Arch-diocese of Abuja, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) has resolved to put all their resources together in other to cater for the need of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs), orphans and other vulnerable residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The commission observed that the past years were marked by war, terrorism, kidnapping, ethnic, religious persecution or misuse of power in many parts of the world including Nigeria, saying, efforts should be intensified by all Christians towards providing succor to victims without regards to race, class and social stratification.

In a communiqué made available yesterday after a meeting of all the parishes involved, which was signed by the chairman, Henry Unongo and Secretary, Peter Obekpa, agreed that all programs and interventions initiated by the JDPCs within the Arch-diocese must be in line with the desire to alleviate the suffering of those in need of help like immigrants, IDPs, orphans and vulnerable children among others.

The group believed that God is not indifferent. “He cares about mankind and does not abandon us in time of need; therefore as Christians, we must be mindful of the plight of people around us and act in solidarity to assist them.”

It was also agreed that there should be a sustained advocacy for richer countries to forgive poorer nations their debts and make policies that are favourable to the poorer nations.

According to the statement, “JDPs should encourage families and educators responsible for children up bringing to be mindful of inculcating moral values of love, solidarity and peaceful coexistence with their neighbours.

“That the JDPs should mobilize resources internally towards achieving their primary mandate of providing humanitarian   assistance to the vulnerable members of society.

“That JDPs should encourage families to open doors to migrants and other vulnerable persons in order to give them a sense of belonging and restore their human dignity.”

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