Kaduna State – Victims Support Fund (VSF) Extends Support to 3,000 Households
In an effort to provide crucial support to victims of terrorism and banditry, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) has flagged off her VSF 2023 to 2025 Program Strategy in Kaduna State. Within the Livelihood and Recovery Support thematic area, VSF is extending help to 3,000 indigent households by providing essential food items such as rice, beans, groundnut oil, sugar, salt, and seasoning cubes.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony in Chikun, Mr. David Garnvwa, the VSF Strategy Management Committee State Lead of Kaduna State highlighted VSF’s extensive reach, currently operating in nine states across Nigeria. He explained that the food items provided were palliatives, and VSF focuses on both immediate and long-term measures to alleviate the suffering of internally displaced persons (IDPs). He explained that the aim was to ensure that vulnerable households benefited from these interventions to improve their well-being and enhance their livelihoods.
Elder Sunday Oibe, a VSF Committee Member in his speech stated that the VSF was primarily established to provide relief to victims of banditry, terrorism, and related challenges. He emphasized the critical importance of food aid to the victims, considering their vulnerable situation. He stated that this food distribution marks the first phase of a sustained effort that will continue for the next two years, as directed by VSF’s Chairman, retired Lt-Gen. T.Y Danjuma (Rtd).
One of the beneficiaries expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the gesture, emphasizing the significant relief it provided for her and her family. She shared the difficulties she had faced and how this palliative would go a long way in easing her hardships.
The Local Government Areas where the food distribution will occur are:
• Chikun (1,000 households)
• Giwa (1,000 households)
• Zangon Kataf (1,000 households)
The Victims Support Fund continues to diligently work towards providing relief to victims of insurgency and armed conflict in Nigeria, particularly in the key areas of Peacebuilding and Citizenship Support, Livelihood and Recovery Support, Protection and Psychosocial Support, and Education Support.