- Three children were left without parents after they both succumbed to the coronavirus
- The parents passed away within weeks of each other, leaving a 20-year-old as the head of the household
- An NGO set up a crowdfunding initiative to help the children get through this difficult period
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A 20-year-old has suddenly become the head of the household after his parents passed away from Covid-19. The orphaned young man is now responsible for his two siblings.
His parents, Nameer (52) and Nada Ayram (46), arrived in the United States as refugees. The family arrived in America eight years ago and lived in Detroit, Michigan.
They contracted the coronavirus as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc across the globe, losing their lives within just weeks of each other, according to PEOPLE.
Their three children, Nashwan (20), Nadeen (18) and Nanssy (13) were left orphaned.
A local non-profit organisation, Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, has stepped in to help the family with basic necessities. According to their spokesperson, Renee Yaldo, two of the older children contracted the virus as well and are currently self-isolating.
The children are apparently devastated about their loss. A charity has since been set up to help the family, according to a report by News24. A GoFund Me page was also set up for the family and has so far raised $208,000 (N81,342,560).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), MA Adamu, launched a feeding programme in the Nigerian Police Force called the community sensitization campaign and palliative support program against Covid-19.
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Flagged off on Tuesday, May 19, the initiative is targeted at feeding the hungry within the policing communities across the states of the federation during this present lockdown.
In handling the program, the IGP appointed the most senior female officer in the force who is also a commissioner of police, Dr Aisha Abubakar. She has a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and has a UNESCO award for women in science.
It should be noted that the idea was conceived by all serving female police officers, and the programme will be carried out by visiting all communities in every local government to distribute relief materials.
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