Family and Friends,
My experience in some part of Nigeria especially south Eastern States is horrific, as I made my tour en-route delta, Kogi and some other rural communities in Anambra State left me in shock. I couldn't hold my tears seeing human beings drawn in flood, houses submerged in flood. I was a victim of circumstance. I was stranded on the road for almost 10 hours, not knowing which route to follow because of heavy flooding that have taking over the entire communities. I've not been able to recover from the shock.
Thousands of travelers were stranded in Nigeria's Kogi state after roads to other parts of the West African nation became submerged in floods, Oct. 6, 2022 is a day I will never forget in my life, I could not control my tears seeing little children carried away by flood and many were starved to death. More than 600 have died and more than 1 million have been displaced due to Nigeria's worst flooding in a decade.
The disaster has affected 27 of Nigeria's 36 states. Flooding in various parts of Nigeria have forced millions of people from their homes, destroyed businesses, polluted water resources and increased the risk of diseases.
As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases. This economic damage caused by disasters varies. Capital assets and infrastructure such as housing, schools, factories and equipment, roads, dams and bridges are lost. Human capital is depleted due to the loss of life, the loss of skilled workers and the destruction of education infrastructure that disrupts schooling.
The goal of "help fight climate Action in Southeast Nigeria, a project on GlobalGiving is to provide and engage rural communities in planting trees and minimize the use of fossil fuels, give succour and refuge to those being displaced by flood and focus on developing alternative sources of energy that are clean and sustainable.
“Your support and donation can make the difference in the lives of rural communities in Southeast, Nigeria and some other parts that are greatly affected. Did you know that for just $10 Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation can plant ten trees to fight climate change, Support displaced families in providing seed capital to start life anew and feed displaced families. Join me by donating $1 for every hour you (or a loved one) were affected by climate change. Health hazards and environmental pollution come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing we have in common is that most of us have access to emergency medical help if we need it during ailments. Let’s make sure other people do, too.” little acts of kindness can change a community and put smiles on the faced of displaced families.