The FIIAPP, through the European A-TIPSOM project against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Nigeria, has donated equipment and renovated a shelter to improve the protection of victims of these crimes
In an important step towards improving support for the protection of victims, FIIAPP, in the framework of the EU-funded Action against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants project, has completed the upgrading and renovation of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) shelter in Katsina, Nigeria. This is intended to raise the quality of services provided to rescued victims by providing them with comprehensive and tailor-made equipment and services.
During the handover ceremony, Mr Jose Nsang Andeme, representing the FIIAPP team leader, congratulated NAPTIP and noted that the Katsina shelter is the 18th of the 19 shelters supported by the project. In addition to the refurbishment of the shelter, a number of items have been donated to ensure effective protection services for rescued victims. These include various equipment and furniture, such as a cutlery set, a set of plates, of pots and pans, a refrigerator, a set of sofas, metal filing cabinets, standing fans, chairs, work tables, mattress covers, sheets, blankets, mattresses and mosquito nets, drills and solar panels.
Mr. Andeme stressed the importance of maintaining these facilities and urged the operators to approach the task with the utmost seriousness and commitment, and thanked the FIIAPP for its generosity.
It is hoped that the donated items and upgraded facilities, together with the extensive training provided to service providers, as well as the development and updating of policy and operational documents for service delivery, will significantly improve assistance to rescued victims.