Rainbow Watch and Development Centre, a non-governmental organization focusing on disaster response and management, is calling on the Rivers State Government and Local Government Authorities to urgently establish Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. This call is in preparation for the upcoming flooding that is likely to affect several communities in the state.
Rainbow Watch is concerned about the imminent flooding that could potentially displace a significant number of people from their homes and leave them without basic access to basic necessities especially shelter. Setting up IDPs camps will provide a safe haven for those affected, ensuring they have access to crucial resources such as security, food, water and healthcare.
Rainbow Watch is emphasizing the importance of early warning signs and preparedness in adequately dealing with the potential consequences of flooding. By establishing IDPs camps in advance, the government and local authorities can minimize the impact on affected communities and provide immediate relief to those in need.
Additionally, the organization is encouraging the government and local authorities to collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including NGOs, religious bodies, schools, and private organizations to ensure an efficient and effective response in managing the potential crisis.
Rainbow Watch is dedicated to assisting vulnerable communities in times of disaster and thereby appealing for swift action from the Rivers State Government and Local Government Areas to prioritize the establishment of IDPs camps as part of their disaster management plan. By doing so, they will be proactively in safeguarding the well-being and safety of residents of the state.
Rainbow Watch And Development Centre.