Red Cross provides shelter kit for 500 households in Jema’a LG
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THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) have provided shelter kits for no less than 500 households that were affected with violence in Angwan Anjo in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Mr Suleiman Zubeiru, Water and Habitat Engineer with the ICRC in Jos, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Angwan Anjo village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a LG, said the shelter kits, which were targeted at 500 households, benefiting about 3000 people was to provide assistance for returnees to reconstruct habitable living conditions before the next rainy season.
“The items include, roofing sheets, doors, windows, woods, nails, hammers, saws, roofing stripes, digger and anti-termites spray, to help them rebuild their lost homes and restart their lives, ” he said.
Zubeiru said the humanitarian organisation had prior to the gesture, responded by providing the vulnerable persons, who were affected with violence with emergency response of food and other essential household items.
“Subsequently, where some of them could access their farms, livelihood support of agro-inputs and cash grants were given.”
Responding, Bisallah Barau, Village Head of Anjo, commended the gesture of the ICRC, describing it as heartwarming.
Barau promised to ensure the safety of the materials, adding that they would be used for the intended purpose. (NAN)