The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said over 7.1 million out of the 13.4 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are facing the brunt of terrorists’ attacks.
UN agency has, therefore, said $848 million would be required for 183 projects to address the humanitarian crisis by the insurgency in the Northeast this year. These were contained in the details of presentations by UN-OCHA) at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.
In the document, UN-OCHA officials, led by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon expressed grave concerns that the ongoing crisis in the Northeast had driven thousands from their homes.
Besides, the Director-General of European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO Nigeria), Mr. Thomas Conan and representatives of other donor agencies reaffirmed commitment to help Nigeria resolve some outstanding challenges.
A director in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Dr. Sanjo Faniran, emphasized the ministry’s appeal that all Nigerians should do their best by contributing in whatever way they can.