OCHA appeals for $1.05 billion to reach displaced in North of Nigeria

  • 09 February 2018

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    The United Nations has launched a new appeal for funding for people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in the north-east of Nigeria.

    The humanitarian crisis in the country continues as hostilities between Nigerian security forces and non-state armed groups enter their ninth year.
    Civilians still bear the brunt of the conflict that has resulted in widespread displacement, lack of protection, destroyed infrastructure and collapsed basic services.
    The food and nutrition crisis is of massive proportions. And the UN says an estimated 7.7 million people in the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe now depend on humanitarian assistance for their survival.
    Samantha Newport is the head of communications for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.

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