Nigeria flood: thousands in dire need of basic life support
Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) is on the ground with our volunteers helping fellow
Nigerians affected by the ongoing devastating floods across 34 out of 37 states.
A rapid assessment conducted by our 37 Branches across the country shows that at least 241,000 households have been affected with over 19,000 households displaced.
Many of the affected persons, who are yet to come to terms with the situation they found themselves, are in makeshift camps set up in schools or with host communities and in dire need of food, cloth and other basic life support.
Their means of livelihood and homes have been wiped out. They have no safe drinking water. Thus, cholera outbreak has been announced in six states.
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Cross responding to urgent needs of displaced communities following devastating
Yahaya Musa sits inside his
shanty temporary shelter he has constructed next to his flooded home. A few
precious belongings are stacked next to the draped tarpaulin walls. Read More
@nrcs_ng has flagged off distribution of food and non food items to persons affected by the flood
Nigeria flood: Thousands in dire need of basic life support
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Standard operating procedures for NRCS volunteers when responding to casualty needs following suicide attacks or other situations involving explosions
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