ONE HUNDRED homes were destroyed or damaged in a gas explosion in the Abule-Ado area of Lagos, Nigeria, after supply pipes were ruptured. The devastating incident has displaced more than 4,000 individuals in the immediate area. The Salvation Army is meeting the needs of at least half of those affected, through the provision of food parcels.
Salvation Army teams from Lagos are distributing sufficient parcels for more than 2,000 people, each including Semovita/wheat flour, rice, beans, salt, spices and vegetable oil in order to relieve the very real risk of hunger or starvation. Bottled water is also being provided.
Additional emergency relief materials are also being made available, such as blankets, sleeping mats and soap for both personal hygiene and the washing of clothes.
The Salvation Army’s humanitarian relief work is being conducted in coordination with the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and local community leaders.
From a report from International Emergency Services