Floods displace 40 thousand in Bayelsa-NEMA

Dangote group has donated three trailer loads of relief materials


Over 40 thousand flood victims have been registered in Bayelsa State, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.

Of this figure, the Samson Siasia Sports complex in Bayelsa, which has been converted to a relief camp, has a total of 12,392 internally displaced persons, as at October 14.

In a statement by the agency’s coordinator for the South South Zone, Umesi Emenike, NEMA said it has opened 19 camps for people displaced by the floods in Bayelsa and Rivers.

Mr. Emenike listed some of the other Bayelsa relief camps as BDGS, Yenagoa; UBE, Kiama; Tombia; and Biker camp.

He said an average of 200-5,000 persons have been registered in each camp in Rivers. He listed some of the camps in Rivers State as: Community Secondary School, Mbiama; St. Stephens, Ahoada, Local Government Area Secretariat; Akiniwa, CPS Ogbo; CPS Okogbe; Canti High school, Ahoada; RCCG Ndoni; and GSS Akaboka.

Mr. Emenike said that the NEMA has also delivered relief materials to the affected persons based on rapid response assessment needs. He lauded International organisations, especially UNICEF, on its support to NEMA with relief items such as medical and sanitary aids to women and children.

The coordinator commended the Dangote group for donating three trailer loads of relief materials to Bayelsa flood victims.

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