‘Da Rabon Ganawa’: ICRC, RFI Create Radio Program for Displaced Families in North East
The editorial staff of RFI Hausa, based in Lagos, Nigeria, has been offering since November 11 a new humanitarian magazine aimed at families separated as a result of the violence affecting the Lake Chad region and in particular the north-east of Nigeria.
The program is presented by Rukayya Abba Kabara every Thursday at 07:20am, and last for 10 minutes.
Armed conflict and other situations of violence sometimes leave more than physical wounds: in turmoil and panic, family members can be separated within minutes, sometimes leading to years of anguish and uncertainty over the future, fate of children, spouses or parents.
This program is the result of a partnership between the ICRC in Nigeria and the RFI Hausa editorial staff.
With the strength of its audience, RFI supports the ICRC in facilitating the reunification of separated families.
According to the humanitarian organization, more than 24,000 people are missing as a result of the armed conflict.
More than one million people are estimated to be displaced in Nigeria as a result of the violence in the north-eastern part of the country.
The “Da Rabon Ganawa” (“Let’s meet again”) program, presented by Rukayya Abba Kabara, sheds light on the ICRC’s activities and missions in the region.
In the section “wanted advice”, names are given to the antenna to allow the listeners concerned to call a free number set up by the ICRC and/or to express themselves on a Whatsapp number.
With its network of correspondents in the northeastern region of Nigeria and neighboring countries, RFI in Hausa also offers families the possibility of launching research notices on air and raising awareness of the problem of the “displaced” in troubled period.
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