Abuja - The Office for Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is appealing for more than US$1 billion (N315
billion) to address the needs of refugees in Nigeria.
Some 75 partners are ready to respond to those needs
where areas area accessible in the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
Millions are refugees in the northeast owing to the Boko
Haram terror group.
“The narrative on this humanitarian crisis can no longer be
ignored and we are appealing to the international community to help us prevent
the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians over the coming 12 months,” said
Peter Lundberg, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator.
He described the Boko Haram terror as the largest crisis
on the African continent.
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More than 20 000 civilians have been killed and millions
“I am confident that with the support of the
international community and the private sector, we can begin to bring hope to
the people of the north-east,” said Lundberg.
OCHA’s Humanitarian Response Plan will address the needs
of almost 7 million people, in dire need of nutrition, food, shelter, health,
education, protection and the water and sanitation.
A projected 5,1 million people will face serious food
The conflict and risk of unexploded improvised devices
prevented farmers planting for a third year in a row.
- CAJ News