FoodPovertyOver 2.6 million People Faces food Crisis In Borno State- UN Report

MAIDUGURI — The  Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Akali says according to United Nations reports that over 2.6 million people are at risk of facing food crisis in Borno.

Akali made this known during a roundtable meeting with stakeholders on the humanitarian situation in the region.

“The NEDC was mobilising resources to stockpile food to intervene in an event of an emergency and stressed the need for a coordinated approach by all actors in the humanitarian and development cycle in responding to the needs of victims of Boko Haram insurgency.”

“The commission, which is the leading coordinating intervention agency, would convene a bi-monthly meeting to identify gaps, and improve on well-being of displaced persons,” He said.

In their separate representatives of State Emergency Management Agencies from Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe states and other partners called on NEDC to scale up intervention in shelters, livelihood support, water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as improved healthcare in camps and host communities.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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