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UN Allocates N4Billion to Nigeria Region, See the Region 

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The United Nations has allocated over $10.5 million to help thousands of vulnerable in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in the devastated Nigeria’s northeast.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, said that the fund would prioritise life-saving assistance to victims of Boko Haram insurgency.

A statement by Mr. Abiodun Banire, National Public Information Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) quoted Kallon as saying in Abuja.

Kallon described the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region as one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

He said that the people were in three worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe out of which 6.9 million people were targeted for humanitarian assistance.

Kallon said that the 10.5 million dollars allocation by the new fund the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) would prioritise life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable.

He said that it would also expand the humanitarian assistance provided by the UN and partners to the hard-to-reach and newly accessible areas.

“This crisis has caused an untold loss of life and liberty across the north-east of Nigeria and civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict.

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