Bayelsa is one of the states in the South-South region of Nigeria, located in the core of the Niger Delta region. Bayelsa State was created in 1996 and was carved out from Rivers State, making it one of the newest states in the federation, with population of over 2,5 million people.
The extraordinarily severe rainfall and subsequent flooding has submerged Bayelsa State, displacing about 1 million people in 300 communities across the state alone. Additionally, we have lost lots of lives and many homes have been damaged or completely ruined.
Bayelsa State has been cut off from both sides of the East-West Road, making it even more challenging for goods to enter the capital city. As a result of this, there is untold hardship and scarcity of food in the region not to mention the health challenges that follows such situation.
Over the last week, Bayelsa State Government and well meaning Bayelsans have been on their heels organising shelter, warm meals and more for the numerous Internally displaced people in different camps across the state.
As the flood abates slowly, we will be needing your quickest support. We need to reach every single individual with Foods, Clothes, Medications, Baby Foods, Baby clothing, Pampers and more.
There will be the need to support the civil society rebuild their space and work on the trauma that the flood has caused.
That is why we need your support! Please do not look away from us, we are your friends in distress and need. We are calling on you all to come out and support us now. No donation is too big or too small. Everything you give us will go a long way to support us in these most difficult times.
Do you have Foods, Clothes, Medications, Baby Foods, Baby clothing, Pampers etc to offer us?
Please call this number +49 174430 9431 to arrange a pick-up or handover of materials.
Are you in Nigeria and would like to support us? Please call this number +234 9039747648 to arrange a pick-up or handover of materials.
You can also support us with a cash donation at https://gofund.me/07129671
Bayelsa says thank you and God Bless you as you support us.
TA Diaspora, Bayelsa State