The International children’s day is recognized to celebrate all children and in Nigeria, it comes with lots of celebrations and pomp and pageantry.
TVC News Correspondent, Kemi Balogun reports that children from less privileged and low income homes along side internally displaced kids were treated to a party at the Durumi IDP camp in Abuja.
Children’s day was intentionally created to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide.
Although it is a day to celebrate every child, appreciate them and make them feel love and the importance of family, not every child has the opportunity to feel this way.
Some of the children at the internally displaced camp in Durumi have been housed for months and living in terrible conditions. But today, they have a chance to smile as they are excited and have fun at this party specially organised for them. They set out to make the best of this rare opportunity.
This party means a lot to these kids who have either through one way or the other been victims of the unending insurgency in the north east.
The internally displaced camp houses more than 500 children and this event has been set up to celebrate all kids who are under privileged kids, disabled children, orphans and children of the extremely poor.
As of the last count in 2017, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) recorded that about 3.7 million children have been
displaced since the insurgency began and reports say this number could have easily doubled after two years.