Over 4.3m People Face Hunger In North-East – Says UN

More than 4.3 million people were facing hunger and food insecurity in troubled North-east, the United Nations raised alarm over it.

This outcome is of a high level online briefing on the humanitarian situation in North-East Nigeria which held yesterday.

The briefing was titled: “North-East Nigeria: Act Now, Avert the Worst,” which was facilitated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadia Umar-Farouq and United Nations Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon.

“Nigeria today, and particularly the conflict affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe – the so- called BAY states, are facing unprecedented challenges. A resurgence in violence continues to ravage entire communities eleven years into a protracted conflict, says by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator.

Covid-19 pandemic is another big challenges for us as we are facing extraordinary problem.

He said: “A few years ago, our rapid joint mobilization succeeded in reversing a situation where hundreds of thousands of people were on the verge of famine.

Many people who had seen their lives shattered by the conflict, now they were starting to rebuild their lives and communities in order to get back to the way.

Ladies and gentlemen, as we speak, the number of people needing humanitarian assistance in the BAY state is the higher ever recorded in the five years of a joint humanitarian response.

Violent attacks continue in the country as people to suffer while trying to reach their lands  and rebuilding their livelihoods.

Over more than one million people have become food insecure in the country over conflicts.

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