More Nigerian nationals escaping the war in Sudan have received support from the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF).
The Aliko Dangote Foundation provided N100,000 and dignity packs to each of the 125 passengers who were transported into Abuja by Tarco Airline on Saturday, June 24. Many of these passengers were disabled.
More than 2,278 returnees received care packages and N100,000 in May to cover their immediate expenses and enable them to reunite with their family across the nation.
The ADF resumed its intervention to help stranded nationals who had been evacuated from Sudan, including elderly persons, people with disabilities, people who are visually impaired, people who are physically challenged, young people, women, and children.
Two men in their 70s who were planning to perform the lesser Haj (umrah) by road through Khartoum were caught up in the conflict. Despite taking a different route, they were unable to reach their destination, having lost all of their belongings and money.
Several returnees had lost their businesses as a result of the war. Among these businesses were leathermaking, tailoring, shoemaking, and buying and selling scrap metal.
An aged man, Muhammad Saidu Ahmed, said, “I came back from Sudan without a dime’, now I have N100,000.
“This is a welcome surprise- we never knew we would even survive the bombings.”
When relatives in Sudan reported that they had lost her son while fleeing, an elderly woman went in search of him, only to discover that he died in a bomb blast.
The 80-year-old lady claimed that the majority of her family escaped death traps and bombings while desperately battling hunger, the loss of their homes and livelihoods, and displacement.
They expressed gratitude to the ADF for the unexpected, timely, and life-saving intervention.