This project seeks to rehabilitate and provide health and humanitarian assistance to victims of disastrous floods in Benue State, North-Central Nigeria. These floods have caused massive damage in terms of loss of human lives, submerged agricultural lands and livestock leading to loss in revenues amounting to millions of dollars, collapsed health infrastructure leading to deteriorating health conditions. This has led to increase in health challenges and a consequential increase in poverty.
Persistent, heavy rainfall in Benue State, Nigeria, caused massive flooding which led to loss of lives, submerged homes and collapsed health infrastructure, destroying farm lands and livestock. This has resulted in loss of revenues estimated at millions of dollars and created a humanitarian crises in the form of serious unhygienic conditions especially relating to water which became contaminated with harmful pathogens and chemicals. This has interacted with sewage causing waterborne diseases.
This project will provide relief, rehabilitation and humanitarian assistance in the form of drinking water by sinking a borehole, provide medicine and health care outreach to malnourished children and the community at large. Victims will also be provided with livestock for dairy, seedlings for planting to resume their agricultural activities and relief materials like food stuff and clothing for preliminary relief.
The project will ensure immediate and long term relief and rehabilitation for the community and its inhabitants. It will alleviate poverty and reduce the impact of the floods and provide for their health and well-being.