1,000 Families Impacted by Humanitarian Efforts of Chris Oyakhilome Foundation

Vulnerable families from 10 Niger State communities become first beneficiaries of Hope Relief Mission.

In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s middle belt, member agencies of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation, which includes the InnerCity Mission for Children, Volunteer Medical Corp and Bible for all Missions, took the initiative to distribute relief materials within affected locations, starting with Niger State. 

Beneficiaries gather from the communities to receive relief aid.

The floods in many states of Nigeria led the federal government to declare a national disaster, with more than half a million people displaced, houses submerged, farmlands washed away and sources of livelihood eroded. Many of the victims reside in host communities and some in camps hurriedly set up by government agencies.

Community elders receive Rhapsody Bibles in Hausa and Arabic.

The Hope Relief Mission Project kicked off after a courtesy visit to the Niger State Government House, beginning immediately to impact more than 10 affected communities: Egagi; Elogi; Baji; Saachi; and more in the Lavun Local Government Area. 

A family receives medical consultation from the Coordinator of the BLW Volunteer Medical Corps.

During the intervention, over 1,000 poor families were reached with life-saving materials such as proteinous food, potable drinking water, clothing for children, blankets and hygiene products. Medical aid services, psychosocial services, safe-guarding enlightenment for girls and women, play and learn moments for children and the distribution of Rhapsody Bibles in Hausa and Arabic languages were also offered.

A joyous woman expresses gratitude for the materials received.

The Hope Mission was timely, because many victims of the flood were already low income earners prior to the disaster that took away what little they had left. The disaster further increased the vulnerability of the households affected. In selecting beneficiaries, the assessment team used a vulnerability ranking that gave preference to pregnant women with children, nursing mothers, mothers with children under 5 years and mothers with children under 10 years.

A child goes home with the Rhapsody Bible and relief materials.

The smiles on the people’s faces and their deep gratitude to the man of God, Pastor Chris, echoed the positive impact of this special outreach. Every community had in attendance its leaders’ council and elders who joined all the beneficiaries, and indeed all residents of the affected communities, to profusely thank the BLW President, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, for thinking about them and sending the response team.

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iosub Liliana7@yahoo.com 5 months
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Gatwech Gang Gok 5 months
That is the work that reflect the Christ-Like, God bless you Pastor Chris, Man of God
olanrewaju oyetunji 5 months
You see that?
Alisha-Dabira 5 months
Glory to God!
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wow, great way to impact lives with the Gospel
Joyce Ncube 5 months
Glory to God
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Gentle Eyisi 5 months
Beautiful indeed!
Linda Jijita 5 months
May God bless you Pastor Chris.