‘Many states in Nigeria have been affected by unprecedented heavy rainfalls and floods have devastated various communities. Infrastructure, crops, and shelters have been damaged which led to decimated livelihoods and the displacement of numerous households. Over the past months, climate variability and the release of excess water from the Lagdo dam in northern Cameroon, have worsened the flood situation and has resulted in a renewed situation of widespread displacement across Nigeria’ IOM In Anambra State International organization for Migration IOM have identified 35,074 individuals and 6980 households to have been affected by the flood across 7 Local Government area of Anambra State, most of them leave in the IDP camps. The people lived in a helpless and precarious situation, without food, and good drinking water, exposed to the harsh weather without shelter and basic hygiene items, including pregnant women, children, people that are physically challenged. To provide a multipurpose cash assistant (MPCA) at the household level to enable them to address the most pressing household needs hence this initiative by MonClub International to raise the sum of 20 million naira this will enable us to provide 20,000 naira only to 1000 affected and most vulnerable household. As a pilot version.
Mon Club International is raising the fund to address the immediate emergency needs of the affected population living in IDP camps in Anambra State. Multipurpose flexible cash was aimed to give the affected household a level of flexibility to be able to provide succor for household needs based on their own peculiarity. Attention of international partners were focused on other region of the country providing aid, the Anambra situation just came to lime light, this support will go along way bridging the gap before other multi-sectoral and durable solution arrives, it’s a life saving intervention. This support is crucial at this moment where thousands of households are left stranded, Government support has not gone round especially the hard-to-reach areas where Mon Club has identified the vulnerable families. If their need is not attend the implication will be dire hunger, malnutrition among children and pregnant and lactating women, fear of the spread of disease such as cholera due to drinking of contaminated water. Continues stay of hundreds of families in open or collective spaces without dignity due to lack of decent shelter facility.
It will help solve and the impact. The fund will help to bring a First aid sort of humanitarian aid to the in accessible creeks in Anambra State reducing the negative impact of the flood in 1000 households across 7 local government areas. It will provide relief to 1000 families enabling them to recover and start settling in their houses, as the government planned to close all camps in the region. It will provide a ray of hope to the people not accessed by the State emergency management agency (SEMA) and other international organizations. The impact will be 1000 households have immediate emergency support for a varieties of household needs. Creating a sense of humanity and feeling that the world care about their situation.