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Red Cross donates N31.5m to victims of 2018 flood disaster in Niger

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Red Cross donates N31.5m to victims of 2018 flood disaster in Niger

The Red Cross Society says it has donated the sum of N31.5 million to assist 900 victims of the 2018 flooding in Borgu, Bida and Lapai Local Government areas of Niger.


Alh. Sule Maikudi, the Team Leader of the society, made this known while distributing the money to the victims on Wednesday, in Lapai.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that each of the 900 victims received N35,000.

Maikudi said that the donation was the collaborative efforts of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), the National Society and the state chapter of the Red Cross.

“We want to appeal to you all to use the money judiciously to better your families. It is meant to help you regain some of the things you lost to the flood disaster,” he said.

Also speaking, Ms Chhavi Sinha, Cash Transfer Programme Delegate, Red Cross, said that the gesture was meant to cushion the effect of the flooding.

“The IFRC deemed it fit to assist the flood victims in these communities because of the loss incurred by the people during the last devastating flood in the state,” she said.

Sinha also stated that the gesture was in line with the fundamental principles of the society which was to serve humanity.

In his remarks, Alh. Yahaya Mohammed, the state Secretary, Nigerian Red Cross, described the donation as a livelihood support to the victims, in line with international best practices.

One of the beneficiaries, Malam Abdullahi Malale, who responded on behalf of others, said that the gesture would go a long way to uplift their living conditions.

Malale expressed appreciation to the IFRC, National Society and the Red Cross Society for the support.

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Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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