North-East intervention: UN allocates $13.4m dollars for humanitarian efforts

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Internally Displaced Persons in the North East of Nigeria

The UN has allocated $13.4 million dollars for Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) to support over one million people in need of critical life-saving assistance in the war ravaged North-East.

Mr Edward Kallon, the Humanitarian Coordinator, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA),  disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Monday.

The UN agency said that the humanitarian emergency in the North-East was one of the most severe in the world today.

He disclosed that 8.5 million people are in need of life-saving assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

Kallon said that the NHF allocation would help to address the devastating situation by financing 24 projects in the region.

He listed key intervention areas to include protection, nutrition, water and sanitation,…

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