The United Kingdom will spend £15m of emergency humanitarian funding to provide vital food and nutrition assistance for vulnerable people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
A statement by the British High Commission yesterday said the money would fund the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme to deliver life-saving activities to respond to crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity and malnutrition for vulnerable people, including malnourished women and children.
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This funding is part of the UK’s wider commitment to prioritising life-saving humanitarian aid to communities around the world who are most vulnerable due to the ongoing combination of crises, the statement added.
Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, said: “As conflict continues, 4.1 million people are facing a food crisis in North-East Nigeria. Through this emergency funding, the UK has allocated £15m of humanitarian assistance to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition among the region’s most vulnerable people, including women and children.
“This life-saving aid will help stave off starvation and support people to become more resilient.”