UNICEF launches $3.6bn emergency appeal fund for Nigeria, others


Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria

UNICEF has launched a 3.6 billion dollars emergency appeal for 48 million children in Nigeria and 50 other countries.

In Nigeria’s Northeast, UNICEF and partners planned 149 million dollars for 215,300 children aged six to 59 months affected by severe acute malnutrition admitted for treatment.

The humanitarian plan would also provide 1.05 million people with access to and sustained supply of safe water as per agreed standards.

It would have 6,212,000 consultations provided for internally displaced persons and affected host communities of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

According to UNICEF’s plan, a total 7.7 million people are in need in the affected areas with a total of 4.3 million children under 18 years in need in the three states.

However, the total people to be reached in 2018 are 3.9 million out of which a total of 3.4 million…

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