According to Reports reaching Oyogist.com, the United Nations under its Central Emergency Response Fund unit has allocated the sum of $15m to avert impending famine in north-east states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
This was revealed by the UN’s human rights coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon. Edward told reporters that the money would be used to ensure the projected famine is averted.
“The humanitarian community is extremely worried by the rising food insecurity in north-east Nigeria. We are now recording levels of food insecurity similar to 2016-2017, at the peak of the humanitarian crisis, when the risk of famine was looming over the north-east,” Kallon said in a statement after the fund was announced.
;”We are not at famine levels of food insecurity in Nigeria, but we must spare no effort to scale up our actions and ensure that the situation does not deteriorate.””In the past, we have been able to avert food insecurity deteriorating into famine by working together, pooling our resources and scaling up our efforts.
“With adequate resources and improved access, we can save lives and curb the trend of rapidly deteriorating food insecurity.
“This funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund comes right on time to start scaling up these efforts. I appeal to member states to provide the resources we urgently need.” He concluded.