The Salvation Army in Nigeria helps survivors of Lagos explosion
More than 4,000 individuals in Lagos, Nigeria were displaced and 100 homes destroyed or damaged due to a gas explosion in the city’s Abule-Ado area, after supply pipes were ruptured. The Salvation Army is meeting the needs of at least half of those affected, by providing food parcels, as the risk of hunger or starvation is high.
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. Bottled water is also being provided. The Army is also offering relief supplies including blankets, sleeping mats and soap for both personal hygiene and clothes washing.
The Salvation Army is coordinating its humanitarian relief work with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and local community leaders. The Army in Nigeria is led by officers from the U.S. Western Territory, Colonels Victor and Rose-Marie Leslie.
From a report from International Emergency Services