Nigerian Floods A 2019 Documentary
The 2019 floods have severely affected over five hundred and fifty-two thousand nine hundred and ten persons, displacing one hundred and sixty thousand while one hundred and fifty-two people lost their lives with one thousand two hundred and ten people injured as a result of snake bites, building collapse, and drowning hospitalizing three hundred and twenty-six in all the thirty-six states of Nigeria. Just like the other affected states, the federal capital territory was not excluded from the massive effects of the floods, lives and properties were lost, including Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, major roads connecting cities destroyed as well as means of economic livelihood including hundreds of hectares of farmlands, and rendering many homeless. Cases of cholera outbreak have been reported in some states as a result of the pollution of water sources and the destruction of toilet facilities that led to open defecations.
The Nigerian Red Cross Society has mobilized over two thousand three hundred volunteers and about 200 staff for nationwide humanitarian assistance ranging from search and rescue, registration, camp coordination and management, evacuation, first aid, psychosocial support and referrals services, distribution of food and none food items and is ready to do more.
In as much as the Nigerian Red Cross Society has assisted many, its assessments still show that the Internally Displaced Persons both in camp and host communities is still an urgent need for food, shelter, mosquito nets, mats, cooking utensils, hygiene kits, medical attention, and psychosocial support.
We, therefore appeal to you to partner with us as we strive to assist the affected populations while in camps and host communities and prepare them to return to their normal lives after the floods. Support the Nigerian Red Cross Society to do more and do better.