ASSESSMENT OF STATE AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS) HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONS TO 2022 FLOOD VICTIMS IN JIGAWA STATE
Keywords:Flood, Victims, Humanitarian Intervention, State, Non-Governmental Organization
The study investigates the impact of state and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) humanitarian intervention to flood victims in Jigawa state. As decade old perennial disaster, the ensuing impact of flooding accounts for humanitarian aid crises such as forceful displacement, widespread diseases, economic losses and retardation of development gains that goes beyond the repairs of state alone and necessitated the involvement of NGOs. The objective of this study therefore is to examine the various humanitarian interventions rendered by the state and NGOs to flood affected victims in the study area with a view to ascertain the impact of such interventions on the humanitarian needs of the affected population. Through the use of survey research method, it was established that, although the humanitarian aid provided by the state and NGOs impacted positively on the living standard of the affected population, however, lack of synergy and developed mechanisms for collaboration between the agencies established by the state and NGOs result in diversion of relief materials for other purposes. The study concludes that, considering the prevalence of the disasters that precipitate the sprawling rate of issues that demand emergencies; without concerted teamwork between the agencies, humanitarian aid crises will not be effectively addressed. It is recommended that Proper monitoring and evaluation team for humanitarian aid services should be established to ensure that the aids provided are delivered to the victims in dire needs. The team should incorporate relevant stakeholders as representatives of the affected communities to ensure proper distribution.
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