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Agencies frown at exclusion by UN system

23 October 2015, 16:02

Abuja - The National Inter-sector Coordination Forum has bemoaned exclusion in the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan being reviewed by the United Nations Systems in Nigeria.?

The forum is made up of all relevant government Ministries and Departments and Agencies involved in humanitarian supports in the North east have.

?Rising from its meeting in Abuja at the headquarters of the National Emergency Management Agency, the forum said the present humanitarian situation in Nigeria does not suggest any lack of concern from the government to support its citizens in distress.? ?? ?

Presenting the position of the forum which is coordinated by NEMA, the agency's Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi, said there was a need to properly coordinate the activities of these organizations.

Also read: UN agencies pledge to assist Gombe overcome its challenges?

"We are aware that the UN System is in the process of validating Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan.

"As the humanitarian coordinator for the country, NEMA will like to state categorically that it did not consent to the process as the UN OCHA has not satisfied the requirements for the process."? ??

?He said the Nigerian Government was "already on top of the humanitarian challenges" in the country.

"The UN System and International Non Governmental Organizations are supposed to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Government with the national organizations leading."?

- CAJ News

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