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NEMA sets up 3 camps for internally displaced persons

08 October 2012, 07:37

Yenagoa - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has set up three camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NEMA South-South Zonal Coordinator, Mr Emenike Umesi,  disclosed this on Sunday at a press briefing at the Igbogene camp.

“NEMA has been here for the past two weeks. We have been able to assess most of the areas that are flooded. We have also moved in relief items after the initial rapid assessment.

“We have been able to set up tents as part of the strategies to accommodate those that are caught up in the flood.

"We are presently working with the state government. We are using our own technical expertise to set up the tents for them.”

Umesi said that NEMA would increase its intervention in view of the number of those affected by the disaster.

He confirmed that six out of the eight local government areas in the state were affected by the flooding.

The coordinator said NEMA would provide food and other relief items as well as provide of electricity, water and medication, in addition to  security.

He said basic food items such as rice, beans, garri and oil as well as mattresses, mats, soaps, blankets would be provided.

NAN reports that the worst-hit local government areas are Sagbama, Ekeremor, Yenagoa, Ogbia, Southern-Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma.

The three camps are located at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Bishop Dimeari Grammar School (BDGS) and Igbogene.


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