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DISPLAY OF PART OF THE RELIEF ITEMS MEANT FOR THE FLOOD AFFECTED STATES,IN NIGERIA, DONATED BY THE UNFPA.

UNFPA Donates Relief Items To Flood Victims

1 October 2018 Health National News News


The United Nations Population Fund ,UNFPA has donated over 5700 relief items to the Nigerian Government in responses to flood affected States.

THE ACTING UNFPA COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE IN NIGERIA,DR. EUGENE KONGUYNY, HANDLING OVER THE RELIEF ITEMS TO THE MINISTER OF STATE,HEALTH DR. OSAGIE EHANIRE,IN ABUJA,RECENTLY.The acting UNFPA Country Representative, Dr. Eugene Konguyny made the donation to the Minister of State,Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, recently in Abuja.

Speaking during the donation, the UNFPA Country Representative said that the relief items are mainly for women and girls, especially pregnant women and lactating mother.

Dr. Konguyny informed that the relief items include dignity kits for pregnant mother, sleeping mat in temporary locations, traditional wrapper for women and children.

He noted that the serious flood has affected at least 12 states in Nigeria with rural areas being the most vulnerable.

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He furthersaid that the donation was in recognition of their role in providing life – saving Reproductive Health Care to women in crisis – affected countries.

In his response, the Minister of State, Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, appreciated UNFPA for the gesture. He also said that Federal Government has declared a National disaster across four worst affected states including Kogi, Delta, Niger and Anambra.

He assured the UNFPA that the donated materials would be dispatched to the affected areas immediately.

 

 

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