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UN Allocate $13.4 Million To North-East

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UN Allocate $13.4 Million To North-East

United Nations earmarks $13.4m to North-East states

United Nations earmarks $13.4m to North-East statesUnited Nations earmarks $13.4m to North-East states

United Nations earmarks $13.4m to North-East states

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has announced the allocation of $13.4 million for humanitarian assistance to about one million people in the Northeast states. Kallon made this known in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.He explained that about N4.1 billion emergency intervention fund was to assist vulnerable children, women, and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the crisis-hit region.

According to him, the crisis in the region is one of the most severe in the world, with 8.5 million people in ‘dire need of life-saving aid’ this year.

He said: “The worst affected states in the northeast include Borno State, which is at the center of the violence, as well as Adamawa and Yobe.”

“We are targeting a total of 950,000 people with the life-saving aids before they return to their respective communities.”

Kallon further stated that the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) allocation would address devastating situations by financing 24 projects in the areas of protection, nutrition, water, and sanitation.

Other intervention sectors include that of health, education, shelter and non-food items, as well as rapid response and early recovery in the liberated communities.

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