Hunger: Red Cross, Ecobank to Raise Funds to Feed Vulnerable Nigerians

February 20, 2024
Red Cross Ecobank Hunger Crisis

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

To assist the government in tackling the hunger crisis in the country, the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and Ecobank Nigeria have launched an initiative known as the Nigeria Hunger Crisis Appeal.

Both parties intend to use this platform to raise funds locally to feed the approximately 26.5 million Nigerians in desperate need of sustenance to prevent death and prolonged suffering.

At the unveiling of the initiative in Abuja on Monday, it was emphasised that the funds from the campaign would be used to provide emergency relief and recovery efforts to the vulnerable persons affected by the hunger crisis.

It was further stated that this scheme would focus on health and care interventions, nutritional support for vulnerable groups, WASH initiatives, and livelihood programs.

The Regional Head of FCT/North Central at Ecobank Nigeria, Ms Rita Etomi Ademola, urged Nigerians to rally behind the campaign to combat food insecurity and malnutrition across the country.

On his part, the Secretary-General of NRCS, Mr Abubakar Kende, stressed the urgent need for collective action in response to the dire circumstances faced by millions of Nigerians.

“Today, I am pleased to announce a significant partnership between The Nigerian Red Cross and Ecobank to raise funds locally for the Hunger Crisis Appeal,” he stated.

Also, the Head of Delegation at the Abuja Cluster of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Bhupinder Tomar, emphasised the importance of grassroots solidarity and support in overcoming the crisis.

He highlighted the crucial role of Nigerians in extending humanitarian aid to communities struggling to survive, underscoring the power of unity in the face of adversity.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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