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UN, FG to provide food assistance to 3.9m IDPs in North-East



UN to collaborate with FG & Donor Agencies in providing food assistance to 3.9m IDPs in North-EastThe United Nations has intensified measures to provide food assistance to the 3.9 million displaced persons in the North-East and Lake Chad Basin according to Edward Kallon, the Country Coordinator, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The UN interactive session with displaced persons is part of activities to commemorate the 2017 World Humanitarian Day.

Kallon said that the UN is collaborating with Federal Government and donor agencies, to provide food assistance to households displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

This crisis is big; there are about 5.2 million people that need food assistance every day. The humanitarian community working with the government are providing food assistance to close to 2.4 million people right now. We are also very happy that the government of Nigeria has also increased its assistance and thereby reaching another 1.5 million people.’’ Kallon said.

He said that the international community, the government of Borno, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are at their best in the provision of assistance.

Kallon disclosed that the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA) had also distributed fertilisers, seeds and inputs to 140, 000 households in the liberated communities to enable them to return to their farms.

According to him, other agencies such as UNHCR and UNICEF were also providing shelter to the affected persons to enable them return home and rebuild their lives.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Tracy Edward

    August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    All is well in Jesus Namen Amen. I cover all our Nigeria people in the north east with the Blood of Jesus Amen. God bless Nigeria Amen.

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