The UAE is to Provide Humanitarian Relief to Flood Victims in Nigeria
The UAE is to Provide Humanitarian Relief to Flood Victims in Nigeria :
The United Arab Emirates has directed a plane carrying humanitarian supplies to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to mitigate the effect of the flood that has plagued the country recently. The supplies primarily consisted of food relief for those stranded or incapacitated due to the flood.
Specifics of the Flood in Nigeria
Situated in Western Africa, Nigeria is a thriving and the largest country in Africa, infamously known as the ‘Giant’ of the continent. Unfortunately, the country’s residents have suffered severe flooding for some months, which has caused dire harm to life and property. The primary reasons for the flood can be traced to the default seasonal flooding that has constantly recurred in the country but looks particularly fatal this year. Similarly, due to the release of water from the dams in Nigeria and Cameroon, a neighbouring country, the former has had to suffer flooding of land and resultant effects ranging from destruction of lives and properties, disease, shortage of food and supplies, and significant displacement of residents.
The flood has led to the death of at least 600 people, with more than 1.3 million of the population displaced. Indeed, the country requires humanitarian aid, and efforts have been made to reach out to sympathizing stakeholders and governments for assistance in whatever form or manner.
How does the UAE Intend to Mitigate the Effect of the Flood in Nigeria?
The government of the UAE, in response to Nigeria’s evident need for assistance, has issued humanitarian aid by sending a plane containing 31 tons of basic food supplies to Abuja, Nigeria, for the survival of the flood victims. The UAE’s Ambassador to Nigeria remarked that the assistance from the UAE is in line with the country’s solidarity with Nigeria and its people. The government is aware of the impact of the floods and the human and infrastructural damages it has resulted in. Thus, the decision to send in aid supplies.
The Ambassador assured the country that the UAE will always offer a helping hand to countries that have, in one way or the other, been subject to natural disasters and are victims of climate change, particularly in the African continent.
On its part, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, has accepted the aid items donated by the UAE. The Director-General, represented in proxy by Dr. Onimode Bandele, offered thanks to the UAE government and appreciated the country’s efforts to see to the welfare of persons in Nigeria. The UAE hopes this effort will be one of the many it can offer Nigeria if circumstances require.
With this humanitarian relief, the UAE has joined countries like the United States that have offered aid to Nigeria to help the government combat the floods that have plagued it recently. The UAE has also pledged solidarity to Nigeria and its unlimited help if the need arises. Indeed, the will to help makes the UAE a country committed to the stability and growth of others.
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