SCI calls for strengthen of early warning system, disaster management mechanism
Save the Children International has said called on Government at all Level to learn from other countries and strengthen its early warning system and disaster management mechanism because Climate Change is real.
The acting Country Director of SCI, Shannon Ward stated this in a statement to mark the 2021 World Humanitarian day and made available to the media on 19th August 2021
The statement stated that with the level of Flooding in Nigeria and conflicts in the north east, the Country need to do more to prevent anything that could lead to people been displaced from their communities and source of livelihood which will eventually push Humanitarian workers in the edge
Shannon Ward added that Save the children is in solidarity with people affected by the climate change and associated disasters.
According to her, SCI will lend its voice and support to #TheHumanRace – the race against the climate crisis, where no one should be left behind, including girls, boys, women and all those who are already facing humanitarian crises especially in the North East Nigeria.
“Save the Children with funding support from European Union is supporting the government of Yobe State to address the challenges of limited livelihood options and desertification caused by climate change in the state through training of the extension workers on environmental conservation and desertification control as well as on natural resources management.
Our effort is also supporting household level participation in planting trees to combat desertification while we develop and see to the implementation of Community Natural Resource Action Plans aimed at minimizing resource conflict among communities and protecting vital resources”,
“Save the Children was one of the first humanitarian organizations that responded to the humanitarian crisis in the North-East Nigeria, reaching over 1.2 million people since the start of our response. SCI is providing food assistance and protection services to more than 320,000 children and families on a regular basis”,