By Ikenna Nwokedi
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Royal Heritage Health Foundation have donated more than 500 dignity kits to flood victims in the state.
According to UNFPA, the items were donated to support and reduce the suffering of women and young girls who were resident in flood submerged areas of the state.
The items donated were toothpaste and tooth brushes, Vaseline creams, wrapper, liquid soaps, dozens of reusable pads, dozens of bar soaps, 3in1 pants, washing powder, umbrellas and buckets.
In his reaction during the handover of the items, the UNFPA Humanitarian Coordinator, Macaulay Sabum Christian stated that the essence of the donated items by the UNFPA was to protect vulnerable women and girls who were victims of the ecological disaster occasioned by the recent flooding as well as issues pertaining to rape and other forms of abuses against the female gender.
The UNFPA Humanitarian Coordinator said the organization will continue to do more towards enhancing the wellbeing of women and girl child now and in the future.
Receiving the consignment, the Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Oninabo eulogized the UNFPA for such a noble step in the right direction. Obinabo said the items will provide great succour and relieve to flood victims as well as enhance the capacity of its officers to be adequately prepared in case of another flooding issues.
The Commissioner assured UNFPA of the state’s willingness to partner the organization towards promotion of the wellbeing of women and young girls.
Present during the donation were Mr. Elijah Olusoji Sogunro from Royal Heritage Health Foundation as well as officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).