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UN Releases $10m Aid For Acute Malnutrition in North-East

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Has declared openly the release of 10 million dollars under the Central Emergency Response Fund. For crucial assistance to casualties in the North-East Nigeria food and nutrition crisis.

This is included in a statement by OCHA in Maiduguri on Monday.
The UN explains no less than 1.74 million children under the age of five are required to suffer from critical malnutrition in the Northeast this year.

“This CERF funding is the latest in a concerted action to handle the food and nutrition crisis. In May 2022, CERF allocated 15 million dollars to finance the destructive food insecurity and nutrition response.

In September, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) provided two allocations of 2.5 million dollars. And one million dollars to enable humanitarian actors to provide urgent nutrition aid. In line with the interagency 351 million dollar-multisector plan to address the desperate food and nutrition situation,” the statement said.

It noted that the consequences of inaction were a matter of life and death. As more than 5,000 were predicted to die while those who survive could encounter lifelong disabilities.

Mr. Matthias Schmale, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria was quoted saying. “We urgently need to close the funding gap to rapidly scale up the response to implement immediate life-saving measures.

“For the thousands of children trying to survive, additional funding is needed today, not tomorrow.” (NAN).

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