The Prince of Wales Makes A Virtual Visit to Nigeria with the International Rescue Committee
The Prince of Wales, Patron, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has made a virtual visit to Nigeria to learn about the organisation’s work in the northeast of the country. During a video call with IRC staff, His Royal Highness met doctors at Mashamari Stabilisation Centre in Maiduguri treating children with malnutrition.
His Royal Highness heard how the effects of Covid-19 in the region and could, in the worst-case scenario, push the country towards extreme hunger this year. During the call, The Prince said, “Conflict remains by far the largest driver of hunger, and the climate crisis, of course, helps to compound this. And then again, on top of it all, you have the Covid-19 pandemic, creating a devastating impact on the countries who can least afford it.”
Before concluding, His Royal Highness said, “I hope one day, before too long, with travel and so on, I should be able to come back to Nigeria and see what you’re doing. In the meantime, bless you, and thank you for all your marvellous work.”
Our patron HRH The Prince of Wales (@ClarenceHouse) took a virtual trip to see the IRC’s health and livelihoods work in Nigeria.— International Rescue Committee – UK (@RESCUE_UK) May 26, 2021
After 10 years of conflict, 10.6 million people need urgent assistance in northeast #Nigeria.
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The Prince of Wales most recently visited Nigeria in 2018, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. They deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always with a focus on the unique needs of women and girls. The Prince of Wales became Patron of the IRC in January 2020.
Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC now work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas. Learn more at www.rescue-uk.org