In central Nigeria, the population is suffering from severe flooding. Nine people have already lost their lives in the floodwaters. In more than 20 communities, people lost their livelihoods. Mission 21 supports emergency relief actions on the ground and asks for donations.
The floods brought great suffering to the population in several states of Nigeria. The centrally located Plateau State was particularly affected. Here, nine people lost their lives in the floods.
Around 2,000 people were left homeless by the floods at the end of July and between August 22 and 24, and more than 100 hectares of agricultural land were destroyed. Several bridges were also swept away, providing the only link for several villages. The floods in Nigeria are another sad example of the consequences of climate change, which also brings suffering and hardship to the population here.
Local emergency relief team in action needs support
Quickly, the local Emergency Preparedness and Response Team (EPRT) responded to bring emergency aid and provide disaster preparedness. Local members of the team began providing emergency humanitarian aid. Others went to villages where further rain floods were predicted to raise people's awareness of precautionary measures.
Mission 21 supports this team in its tasks. The EPRT is a unique organization in Nigeria because it builds bridges across many borders: The Disaster Preparedness and Relief Team EPRT is a network of Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and governmental organizations based in Jos, the capital of Plateau State. Food, medical items, as well as blankets, mattresses, and mosquito nets are needed for thousands of people. We are asking for your donations for this urgently needed emergency humanitarian aid. Thank you very much for your support!