International orphans day: millions of children at risk of becoming orphans in Africa
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Ahead of World International Orphans Day, a Non –Governmental Organization in Nigeria under the auspice of Foundation for Protection of Women and Children founder Ramatu Tijjani said millions of children are at risk of becoming orphans in Africa. The activist called for peace and stability in Africa region as well as other part of the world. Ramatu made the call at a news briefing in Kaduna North-west Nigeria to mark the orphans day. According to her, African Union “AU” ,United Nation UN , and all Humanitian Organization ,Peace Mediators,Religious organization, African Network of Civil Societies Organisations and youth organisations across the continent must join hand together to tackle all forms of insecurity challenges causing instability in the region. Such insecurity challenges include Terrorism, tribal War,ethno-religious crisis, political crisis, farmers and herbmen conflict,saying all these are contributing towards making women becoming widows and their children becoming orphans. Ramatu explained that majority of the world’s orphans live in poor communities. "Million of children have becomes orphans today while millions have turnout to be Refugees due to so many factors and ended up in a critical situation. "The importance of helping these orphans is very important because they need to have a good future like other children whose parents are still alive, " she said. The activist pointed out that the medical challenges facing children who have been programmes include malnutrition and HIV/AIDS, especially in developing countries.
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