Red Cross Distributes Relief Items to Flood Victims In Anambra
The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Anambra Chapter on Tuesday distributed relief materials worth N6.5M to flood victims from 100 households in Anambra.
The items which were handed over to beneficiaries in Ossamalla, Ogbaru Local Government Area was done in conjunction with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and ECOWAS.
Those who received the items were people from worst flood hit communities in 2020 which included Ossamalla in Ogbaru and Awba Ofemmili in Awka North L.G.A Anambra among others.
Relief items distributed were bags of beans and garri; gallons of red oil and groundnut oil; blanket, mat, toothbrush, toothpaste, slippers and sanitary pads.
Others were, pants, packets of detergent, tissues, towels, soaps, buckets and cups.
Mr Kingsley Okoye, Secretary of Nigerian Red Cross Society, Anambra Chapter who lead the team to the distribution ceremony said the relief materials were to cushion the pains of people.
Okoye urged them to make the best use of the items received while assuring of their continued support.
Also speaking Mr Fidelis Ikeji, Red Cross Communication Coordinator said the distribution was a response to the 2020 flood disaster in the community.
Ikeji said it was delayed due to the disruption of activities in 2020 as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
He said the distribution was done simultaneously in 16 states of the federation.
Responding on behalf of the community, Mr Afam Enebeli, Special Adviser to the Governor on community liaison thanked the Red Cross and all the partners that made the relief material distribution possible.
Enebeli promised to take the message of the gesture back to the Governor while soliciting for further support to the activities of the Red Cross in the state.
A beneficiary, Mrs Henrietta Odigo expressed joy with the items she received while recalling recalled with pains how the 2019 floods destroyed properties including unharvested farm produce