Raymond Ozoji, Awka
A non-governmental organization known as Bright Vision Health Foundation in partnership with Latter Days Foundation have donated some relief items to victims of the 2018 flood disaster in Anambra state.
The NGO whose primary responsibility is emergency response and other humanitarian services, said it deemed it necessary to extend its mission to victims of flood menace so as to ameliorate the plight of the victims.
Chief Executive Officer of Bright Vision Health Foundation Amb. Adaobi Dozie told journalists at the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency complex Awka during the official inauguration of the distribution of the relief materials on Tuesday, explained that the organization conducted a need assessment to ensure that they provided what would be beneficial to the displaced persons.
She therefore expressed confidence that there would be equitable distribution of the relief items to the flood victims to ensure that none was denied the items adding that the NGO adopted five criteria for the distribution viz lactating and pregnant women, children from zero to five years, disabled persons and old people.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Anambra State Government, Deputy Governor of the state Dr. Nkem Okeke said flood had basically subsided and affected persons had long returned to their respective homes and communities.
The Deputy Governor therefore thanked Bright Vision Health Foundation for the gesture saying that the relief materials would help the victims get back their lives together again.
He also disclosed that the Anambra State Government was currently sharing relief materials to flood victims too and that the National Emergency Management Agency had equally donated relief items to victims of flood menace in the state to complement efforts of the state government even as he also noted that the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency was responding proactively to the needs of the flood victims.