The United Nations on Thursday, September 22, 2017, through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), donated relief materials worth N18 million to victims of the recent flood disaster in Benue.
The Head of Benue UNHCR office, Samuel Agwa who donated the item on behalf of UNHCR said in conjunction with SEMA,70 percent of the relief materials would be distributed to those who were badly affected but could not be accommodated at the designated camps, while the remaining 30 percent would go to victims at the various camps.
The initiative, according to him, is aimed at alleviating hunger, pain and suffering of many families affected by the flood.The state deputy governor and chairman, relief materials committee, Engr. Benson Abounu while receiving the items said the UNHCR had been one of the dependable platforms for the state, whose contributions in the area of capacity building, direct material support and other governance initiatives can never be forgotten in a hurry.
Items donated include lanterns, soap, detergent, blankets, mosquito nets, drugs, and mattresses.