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Flood: Delta opens 4 more relief camps

03 October 2012, 11:14

Delta - The Delta State Government has opened four more relief camps in the state to accommodate and cater for flood victims, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Chief Tony Nwaka, said in Asaba on Wednesday.

Nwaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that with the opening of the four new camps, the state now had nine relief camps to cater for the flood victims.

He also said that the new camps were located at Ashaka, Ussisa, Aboh all in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, as well as Abari in Patani Local Government Area.

He explained that the decision to open more camps was to ensure that for every community or local government affected by flood, there was a rehabilitation centre very close to accommodate and cater for the victims.

The commissioner said that the number of displaced persons accessing the camps on daily basis was on the increase, as the Ashaka relief camp was already recording more than 500 displaced persons.

He said that the state government aside from feeding the displaced persons, had provided mattresses and insecticide treated nets in thousands to the camps.

Nwaka, who is also head of the relief materials distribution team, said that generators, to ensure 24 hours power supply, had been provided in some of the camps, while efforts were being made to provide for others.

The commissioner said that government had also provided drugs for the medical care of the victims.

NAN

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