Over 22 million children are left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school in four crisis-torn countries including Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen as a result of drought occasioned by armed conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said.
Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen have been selected by the Government of Canada to benefit from its $119.25 million grant to respond to humanitarian crisis in their respective domains.
Interventions by international aid agencies and non governmental organisations are the reason why there is no humanitarian catastrophe in the North East By Tajudeen Suleiman Every hour, the gate of…
Save the Children, an international charity organization has raised an alarm that hospitals, schools and other public services in Gambia and neighbouring Senegal risk being overwhelmed as tens of thousands of children flee their homes fearing political violence.
The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has described the situation faced by millions of people, especially women and children, in the Lake Chad basin as hopeless.
The Paris-based medical charity, Medicines San Frontieres, MSF has again raised the alarm over the humanitarian crisis in the North east of Nigeria, saying that thousands of children below the age of five are dying daily of starvation and disease.
About 9.2 million people, including women and children, are in critical conditions and in dire need of food and medical assistance in the Lake Chad Basin – Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger – as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, the United Nations has reported.
The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, has said that an estimated 400,000 children under five of age are at risk of acute malnutrition in Northeastern Nigeria due to the ongoing Boko Haram crisis.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has denied incidences of “severe acute malnutrition” at Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camps in the Northeast, as alleged by an International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organsation, Medecin San Frontiers, MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders.
Unless urgent steps are taken to address the alarming food shortages faced by internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Borno State, Nigeria may soon be faced with a humanitarian crisis that is worse than the Boko Haram violence that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, the international medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, has warned.