UN Earmarks $20m to boost food security in north-east

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The United Nations has allocated $20 million dollars to urgently ramp up the response to the alarming food security and nutrition crisis in the North-East of Nigeria.

UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq disclosed this at a news conference at UN headquarters in New York.

“With nine million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund 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.

Haq quoting the World Food Programme says that the agency has reached more than one million people with emergency food assistance in the six weeks since it resumed operations in African countries.

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