UNICEF seeks $3.6bn to provide assistance for children in Nigeria, 50 other countries


By Luminous Jannamike
ABUJA – THE United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday called on the international community to help raise $3.6bn for the provision of life-saving humanitarian assistance, this year, to about 48 million children in Nigeria, and 50 other countries affected by violence and conflicts.


In the first ten months of 2017, as a result of UNICEF’s support: over 500,000 children in Nigeria were vaccinated against measles, provided with some form of education and psycho-social support as well as treated for severe acute malnutrition.

Against this backdrop, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes, Manuel Fontaine, in a statement issued in Abuja called on partners and donors to support UNICEF’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children, saying “unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving…

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