YOSEMA helps victims of windstorms, floods with food and other items in Karasuwa
Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA) assisted victims of windstorms and floods in Jajimaji, the seat of Karasuwa local government in Yobe State.
Agency executive secretary Dr Mohammed Goje said the support was intended to cushion the effects of a severe windstorm and catastrophic flood that affected more than 191 households last week.
Goje said the assistant, which was a directive from Governor Mai Mala Buni, was intended to alleviate the suffering of victims of the disaster which destroyed several public and private rooftops, market stalls among other public properties.
He said: “His Excellency the Executive Governor of the State of Yobe, the Hon. Mai Mala Buni said that while the government is working tirelessly to provide more support to other vulnerable populations, it is relevant to help those affected by the disaster with food, among others.
“Support, especially for those who take refuge in their neighborhood, is necessary so as not to overburden the host household with their resources,” said the ES.
According to him, most of the victims of the disaster are mainly small traders and low-income people who live off their daily income.
“Each beneficiary will return home with food products such as (rice and combo pack containing pasta and condiments) WASH kits including buckets, plates, soap, detergent, a flashlight, a jerry can, a kettle as well as as mosquito nets, rugs, mattresses, among other items. “
Goje said the distribution is done between SEMA officials and the Karasuwa local government area officials.