Delta CSOs Commends Citizens for the Support of Flood Victims, Raises Alarm over harsher Conditions of IDPs.
By Yahaya Idris, Asaba.
Delta state Civil Society Organisations have expressed gratitude to the humane and patriotic citizens who have been helping the flood victims either in their trapped locations and in the Internally Display Persons (IDPs) camps.
At a press briefing on Tuesday October 19th, 2022, the Civil Society Organisations while sensitizing the victims and the public, identified problems and proffer solutions.
The group advocated and solicited for more relief materials and other supplies to the affected persons
The Civil Society Organisations which are key players in ensuring Government and other actors to act and redress grievances and bridge gaps, has sought the intervention and amplify the collective voice of the people especially those being left behind.
The group observed with the current threat to life and property, the flood disaster has affected 1/3 of the communities in Delta State.
” We sympathized with those that lost their loved ones, farms and properties in this period of the flood disaster and also commend those that continuously risk their lives for the sake of the people and their wellbeing
” We reiterate that sensitization is continuous and we advice the general public to reach out to us through our opening of more IDPs camps in Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Warri South and other local Government areas that are affected by the flood.
” We have set up a Civil Society situation room for citizens. Which captured very critical details. Its open to the public to give us information on happenings in their community with pictorial representation, the links has been spread around the state.
” We also call on the camp commandants for fair and even distributing of relief materials provided for the victims and to intensify severity issues in order to prevent gender based violence in camps
” Education is on going in the camp which has been directed by the state Government, we also call for more skill acquisition training which will help prevent post-flood school dropouts.” The organization stated.
While calling for more Food, toiletries and relief Materials to IDP camps, the group also observed that due to the increased number of displaced persons, there is the urgent need for more donations to IDP camps.
They appealed to Private sectors, international donors and well to do individuals to send relief materials and food to this displaced persons in the camps.
The CSOs promised to be available for and will continue to collaborate with relevant, related MDAs, Private Sector and international community to build and develop skills, fill-in the knowledge gaps, engage in trainings and any other human development ventures to improve their mental health, reduce the impact of economic hardship and the rate of unemployment during and after the flood disaster.
While commending the Delta State Government, DESDOPADEC and some MDAs, private sectors, Individuals, Local and International organizations, that have swung into action and for their effort so far to stabilize and control the flood effect and for coming to the aid of the people, the CSOs provided contact addresses for any donation, enquiries or partnership to be channeled through
President, Delta State Civil Society Community
Dr. Martins Kedienhon
Chairman, Flood Response Committee
the secretary, Flood Response Committee
Amb. (Dr) Eris Ebi Jewo
08052419793President, Delta State Civil Society Community Dr. Martins Kedienhon and other members of the organisation at a press briefing in Asaba, Delta State.