Amid the hunger crisis in the Northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations has pledged to provide $20 million in aid to support the country.
UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.
“With nine million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and $11 million from the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, we will support the Government-led response efforts across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Assistance includes […] ready-to-eat food, access to clean water, health care and agriculture support,’’ he said.
According to humanitarian partners, almost 700,000 children under five are likely to suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition this year in the region, and more than half a million people may face emergency levels of food insecurity during the lean season from June to August.