ActionAid provides assistance to 11,000 displaced households in Benue

Apr 25, 2024 | International | 0 comments

Plan International Nigeria, ActionAid in Nigeria, and Christian Aid have jointly provided vital assistance to internally displaced households in Benue State, benefitting at least 11,189 families. Andrew Mamedu, the Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, revealed this during a press conference in Makurdi over the weekend.

Mamedu, represented by David Habba, Manager of Humanitarian and Resilience, outlined the assistance breakdown: 3,806 households (26,179 individuals) received unconditional cash transfers, 3,506 families (24,297 individuals) received non-food items, 1,100 girls and women received dignity kits, and 2,777 individuals received psychological first aid. This aid was distributed across Apa, Agatu, Kwande, Logo, and Ukum Local Government Areas.

The 45-day initiative was a concerted effort by ActionAid Nigeria, Christian Aid, and Plan International to provide urgent humanitarian aid to conflict-affected communities in Benue State. These efforts were concentrated in the Ukum, Logo, Kwande, Apa, and Agatu LGAs.

Mamedu emphasized that this collaborative endeavour stemmed from the organizations’ shared commitment to easing the suffering of those affected by violence and displacement.

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