Plot 589, T.O.S. Benson Crescent, Utako District Abuja (FCT). Nigeria.
Everyday we are hit with bad, sad, news that makes the world seem like a harsh, unfair place. In the midst of all this, little acts of kindness go a long way. Now, make no mistake. One, random, act of kindness may not make the whole problem go away entirely. However, your empathy will trigger feelings of relief and gratitude in the heart of the recipient of the kind gesture.
The Nigerian Red Cross Society is working daily in creating awareness on the causes, symtoms and prevention of COVID-19 cases across Nigeria. Our strategy is working through grassroot community engagement to maintain sustainable implementation.
Our strategy in collaboration with the Nigerian government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is to support tracing the contacts of confirmed cases based on data provided by the NCDC.
The Nigerian Red Cross Society is working daily in creating awareness on the causes, symtoms and preventions of COVID-19 cases across Nigeria. Our strategy is through grassroot community engagement.
The National Society has identified the most vulnurable persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disaster, crisis and other situations of violence towards providing immediate relief to support over 300 households in 3 LGAs per states with cash transfer in 19 states. It is easier, faster and more effective to respond while giving the beneficiaries options to decide on how best to utilize the funds provided to address their basics needs.
We are supporting 2000 households in 5 states (Jigawa, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara) targeting the most affected by flood in Nigeria. Our strategy is through the Cash Transfer (Voucher) Program - CTP, Hygience Promotion and Community Engagement.
Surveillance, Acute Flaccid Paralysis (EFP), Integrated Disease Surveillance and Reporting, Strengthing of Immunization in hard to reach Normadic and Security compromised settlement. We are working in 3 state (19 LGAs) in Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara.
Migrants from Cameroon due to the violent border conflict between the English and French speaking regions of Cameroon subsequently created an increased influx of IDPs into mostly Cross River, Taraba and Benue states. With support from UNHCR, the Nigerian Red Cross Society is providing access to Health Care and Nutritional Services for such refeguees and also the vulnurable members in these host communitites.
Recently the President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Elder Bolaji Anani was voted as the Vice President (Africa Region) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The 9th Africa-West Coast Group Meeting of Red Cross National Societies met in Cotonou, Benin Republic to agree on an action plan for West Coast National Societies on their Financial sustainability.
When an accident occurs and people sustain various forms of trauma, especially to the head; depending on the gravity of injuries, there are only minutes to get them to a medical facility. Any delay may result in them suffering permanent brain damage and death. It is in this vein that the Nigerian Red Cross Society is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Xi Phi Limited to execute the Pre and Post Crash Initiative for the Transportation Sector.
The Secretary General of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Abubakar Kende says that according to the INFORM Global Risk Index, Nigeria has a hazard exposure risk of 8.3 out of 10 and will most likely need international humanitarian assistance. High ranking delegations from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Nigeria’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) graced the kick-off meeting where the items for distribution were displayed.
According to the March 2021 Cadre Harmonize Analysis, 2.53 million people in the North West of Nigeria are projected to be food insecure between June – August 2021 and possibly beyond. Nigeria's North Central and North West Zones are also afflicted with multidimensional crisis such as kidnapping and banditry.
Mr. Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein the Regional Director for Africa of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), made a well-timed visit to Nigeria. In his remarks, he noted that, he saw the 800,000 volunteers of the National Society as its strength. He said that the NRCS ought to be the right arm of the Nigerian Government in all things concerning Disasters, Emergency, Relief Efforts and Allied Matters.
The pièce de résistance was the Annual General Meeting itself which happened on the 3rd day - 21st August, 2021. Policies were promulgated to guide the operations of the NRCS in the various Departments/Units. Movement partners, ICRC, IFRC, collaborating agencies such as ministry of foreign affairs, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHDSD) amongst others graced the occasion.
It was all tributes and good cheer as the Regional Delegate for West Africa and Sahel and the Italian Red Cross – Insa Moussa Ba Sane - ended his tour of duty after 2 years.
Insa is a member of staff on loan from the Italian Red Cross and seconded to the International Federation of the Red Cross, West Coast cluster office.
For the uninitiated, Banex Plaza is like the Mecca of Phones and their mobile accessories in Abuja. It is an extremely busy part of town from sun up till sundown. On this day, the trademark hustle and bustle of that part of downtown was on full display.
Suddenly there was a screech and a scream! General panic.
Life is a gift as even persons born with challenges can attest to. It's difficult to see that when it pricks you with a thorn of challenges, and It is more challenging when you have a disability. To have to deal with a challenge everyday coupled with life struggles is more or less a challenge of challenges. One can say life was hard enough for persons with disabilities before the emergence of COVID-19.
The Nigerian Red Cross in collaboration with Impact Driven Young Leaders Initiative (IDYL Initiative) is currently carrying out a volunteers’ survey which will help support volunteers, improve volunteers' experience and promote the culture of volunteering.
The essence of this webinar is about actualizing IFRC Strategy 2030, policies and plans of the Nigerian Red Cross while adapting to "new normal" which is about change. It is about changing not just what we do, but how being better positioned to save lives, accompany people, and support their resilience.
In a bid to continue the fight against COVID19, volunteers in Adamawa State took advocacy to another level as they donated face masks and hand sanitizers to 7 media houses. Presenting the items, the volunteers underscored the need to put them to proper use.
The 2nd Saturday in the month of September, every year is World First Aid Day. Statistics show that globally, in 2018, about 1.2 million people died as a result of injuries in road accidents. According to estimates by the British Red Cross, as many as 59 percent of these people could have been saved if they had received Basic First Aid on the spot.
After two days of intensive sessions that ended on the 9th of June, 2020, the induction of new employees of the Nigerian Red Cross Society came to an end in Abuja. The induction was full of presentations on security, strategy, administration, finance and human resources.