The Oyakhilome Foundation sends humanitarian aid to thousands of victims hit by floods.
Over 1, 000 families in the region were displaced from the disaster due to the endless torrential rains. According to a statement made by Laouan Magadji, Niger’s minister of humanitarian action,”As of August 6, 49 845 people have been affected… and unfortunately, we have recorded 22 death.”The statement was broadcast on public television late Wednesday night.
The situation for many families was looking terribly bleak, that is until four delegates from the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation extended a hand to the families affected. These four delegates carried out a series of initiatives to ensure the safety and well-being to 1, 000 families, under the mission title “Hope Relief Mission.”
According to a press release from the ministry, the team visited the state’s governor at the State Government House Minna to kick-start the mission.
The agencies, all from the Believer LoveWorld Ministry, including the InnerCity Mission for Children, Volunteer Medical Corp and Bible for all Missions. Also present at the meeting was The Deputy Governor Alhaji Mohammed Ketso- (who represented the Executive Governor), members of the state Executive council and the National Emergency management Agency NEMA.
In the meeting, several critical issues were discussed in order to conduct the rescue mission as efficiently and effectively as possible. Pastor Victor Nosegbe, who led the delegates, told the state executives about the global reach and impact of the unique and the multifaceted ministry of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
According to News 24 report “12 communities, including Tama Woro, Egagi, Baji, Elogi, in the Lavun Local Government Area of the state have received relief material, including proteinous food, portable drinking water, clothing for children, blankets hygiene products, Medical Aid services, and psycho-social services for girls and women”.
In addition to that “priority was given to pregnant women with children, nursing mothers, mothers with children under five years and mothers with children under 10 years.”
Along with the extensive out-reach that Christ Embassy provided, an effort to distribute thousands of Rhapsody of Realities copies was also in place. Copies were available in Hausa and Arabic languages.