The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) has sealed a partnership with Ecobank Nigeria for a critical campaign for local resource mobilization to support the Nigeria Hunger Crisis and tackle the severe hunger crisis ravaging Nigeria.

“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,” announced Dr. Abubakar Kende, Secretary-General of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

While calling on individuals, businesses and organizations to act decisively to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities, Abubakar emphasized that there is an urgent need for collective action in response to the dire circumstances faced by millions of Nigerians.

With approximately 26.5 million people in desperate need of sustenance to prevent death and prolonged suffering, the partnership between NRCS and Ecobank Nigeria signifies a pivotal moment in addressing this humanitarian emergency.

Also speaking during the signing of the partnership, Bhupinder Tomar, Head of Delegation, Abuja Cluster of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), emphasized 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.

Meanwhile, Rita Etomi Ademola, Regional Head FCT/North Central Ecobank Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to rally behind the campaign to combat food insecurity and malnutrition nationwide.

The collaboration between Ecobank Nigeria and the Nigerian Red Cross signifies a shared commitment to humanitarian principles and the welfare of Nigerian citizens.

The campaign aims to raise funds locally to provide emergency relief and recovery efforts, focusing on health and care interventions, nutritional support for vulnerable groups, WASH initiatives, and livelihood programs. The partnership between the Nigerian Red Cross and Ecobank highlights the critical role of corporate entities and Nigerian citizens in contributing to humanitarian efforts and supporting the welfare of communities in need.

This campaign is in support of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) appeal for Hunger Crisis in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Ecobank Nigeria.


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