Member agencies of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation embarked on another emergency Hope Relief Mission to provide immediate support to children and families affected by the recent flood disaster in Kogi State.
Several families were traumatized by the occurrence of the catastrophic floods in Kogi State, Nigeria; many lost their homes, property and livelihood to the flood. Several of these households had to find refuge in Wada Estate Camp — one of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps set up by Kogi State Emergency Management Agency .
The InnerCity Mission and other agencies, under the auspices Chris Oyakhilome Foundation, worked together with local volunteers on ground to distribute much needed relief items such as clothes for children, proteinous food items to counter the effects of malnutrition and hygiene products. Other services rendered included medical examination for pregnant women and nursing mothers, psychosocial services for traumatized individuals and protective services focused on the women and girls at the camp. Free copies of Rhapsody Bibles were also distributed to everyone present.
One of the flood victims, Joy, was almost due for delivery during the flood crisis, and just a day before the visit of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation team, the young mother birthed her child. However, she was deeply worried about the current situation of her family, the welfare and future of her new born in such a crisis, but then, the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, sent help just in time.
With great joy and excitement, the displaced families, camp officials and even the State Emergency Management Agency representatives, expressed their profound gratitude to the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, on the timely delivery of the help rendered.
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