January 30, 2023



UN broadcasts $10.5m new funding for flood response in Nigeria

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has introduced $10.5 million in new funding for the flood response in Nigeria.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the Secretary-Basic, disclosed this at a information convention at UN headquarters in New York.

Haq mentioned that Schmale introduced the funding in a press release to help Nigeria because the nation confronted unprecedented flooding with greater than 4.4 million individuals affected throughout the nation and a couple of.4 million displaced.

“This new funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund will present clear water, sanitation, well being care, shelter and non-food gadgets for individuals in essentially the most affected states.

“This can embody individuals affected within the north-east of the nation the place persons are reeling from the mixed affect of floods, protracted battle, rising starvation and a cholera outbreak,’’ he mentioned

Equally, the deputy spokesperson mentioned Schmale had condemned killing of a workers member of the humanitarian non-governmental organisation Médecins du Monde in Damboa, Borno State.

“On behalf of the United Nations, Schmale conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the help employee’s household and to her colleagues.

“He additionally wished a speedy restoration to a pilot working with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) who was injured within the deplorable assault by an apparently rogue soldier.

“Schmale confused that every one humanitarian workers working in north-east Nigeria deserve our fullest respect for his or her braveness and dedication to remain and ship life-saving help to individuals in want in usually troublesome and harmful circumstances.

“Humanitarian employees should be protected,’’ he mentioned.

Haq mentioned that Schmale lauded the federal government and the army’s efforts to speedily examine the Thursday’s incident and urged them to strengthen remedial measures to stop comparable incidents sooner or later.

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