– The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) plans to launch appeal fund
– The agency said it needed the money to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in the northeast.
– Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, said the UN needs to partner with Nigeria to enable the UN to mobilise donation to the humanitarian appeal fund
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says it require $1.1 billion dollars to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in the northeast, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the agency had concluded arrangements to launch an appeal fund to achieve this.
NAIJ.com gathered that Kallon said the request was necessary to facilitate provision of humanitarian services to 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the region.
He said that genuine partnership with Nigeria was critical to enable the UN to mobilise donation to the humanitarian appeal fund.
He said: “We still have 1.6 million people that are displaced. At the same time, we have 1.3 million people that are returning to their homes especially in Yobe and Adamawa.
“These people have not reached their final destinations. Some of them are displaced again at the Local Government Headquarters (LGAs).
‘’This is because of lack of basic social services: livelihood, shelter, water, sanitation, education and so on.
‘’We have to be able to see how we can support these people to start rebuilding their lives.
“Our priority here would remain to continue saving lives while we work with the government to support people to rebuild their livelihoods.’’
PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 new app
He, therefore, advocated for closer working collaboration with federal and state governments to enhance coordination and fast track humanitarian programmes in the affected states.
He said that security was a major challenge in the effective delivery of humanitarian interventions to many areas in the region.
Also speaking, Sean Hoy, the Irish ambassador to Nigeria, said that Ireland is a strong supporter of the UN humanitarian efforts in the northeast.
Hoy assured of his country’s support to Nigeria in addressing humanitarian crisis in the northeast region.
The National Economic Council (NEC) on Wednesday, December 13, granted approval to the federal government to spend $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to fight insurgency.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the UN allocated $13.4 million dollars for Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) to support over one million people in need of critical life-saving assistance in the war ravaged northeast.
Kallon disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Monday, December 11, NAN reports.
He said that the NHF allocation would help to address the devastating situation by financing 24 projects in the region.
About Article Author
Latest Nigeria News
- Obasanjo identifies 4 ways to prevent insecurity
- CBN calls on bankers to address challenges of fintech
- LASU VC reaffirms fairness, transparency, accountability to stakeholders
- Nigerian Govt inaugurates new website to bring governance closer to citizens
- Lagos hits N34bn monthly IGR – Ashade
- I regret supporting Saraki for Senate President – Ndume
- Northern youths urge Buhari, Atiku not to contest in 2019
- After 30 days in medical custody, Melaye healthy enough to lambast Aso Rock
- Ohaneze’s latest declaration will scare many politicians
- 15 Nigerian agencies failed to remit N8.1 trillion under Jonathan
- PRAYER FOR TODAY
- ‘Entrepreneurship Key To Poverty Alleviation’
- I Made First Class Despite Distractions - UNILAG’s valedictorian
- Female Suicide Bomber Captured Alive As Good Men Stop Her From Killing People
- I Sell My Guns To Anyone That Needs Them - Suspect opens up
- APC Moves To Stop Saraki, Dogara, Others From Leaving Party
- Presidency raises alarm: Rich & corrupt ganging up against Buhari
- Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 6 Teachers In Benue
- 'APC Government Planning To Assassinate Me' - Gov. Wike
- Fashola To Lagos Govt.: Provide Land For Housing
- Young Cultists Raining Havoc In Nigerian Schools (DETAILS)
- I Will Die! Woman tears her dress after herdsman destroys cassava farm she took loan to cultivate
- God Is All You Need
- Man Kills Girlfriend For Money Ritual, Stuffs Her Body Inside Bucket In Lagos
- Garba Shehu attacks lawmakers, civil servants, security agencies, PDP heckling Buhari govt.
- Replicate seamless political transition in Lagos nationwide, Ekwunife tells APC
- Beautiful Lady Celebrates After Graduating As A Private Pilot
- Policemen Disgrace Civil Defence Officer, Bundle Him Into Van
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in style
- More Confusion In APC As Party's State Congresses Get Ugly
- Top Four Affordable Phones Anyone Can Buy
- Air Force launches rocket attacks against Boko Haram, kills many
- Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, Others Get Secret Deal From PDP?
- 21 Ex-governors, deputies still earning double salaries as Senators, Ministers
- Kaduna LG Poll: APC Wins 14; PDP 4 chairs
- Police parades three fake currency dealer suspects
- Ogun Assembly passes resolution to establish dump sites across LGAs
- There ‘ll be religious war in Nigeria if.. – CAN
- We ‘ll continue to resist anti-grazing law – Herdsmen
- How To Help Build Your Marriage Even If Your Spouse Is Difficult