World Humanitarian Day: ‘235m People Need Assistance’

A federal commissioner in the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has lamented the global humanitarian crisis that has made life difficult for people.

Speaking on the occasion of the 2021 World Humanitarian Day, Sulaiman-Ibrahim said 235 million people across 36 countries, including Nigeria, were in need of assistance.

“Most disturbing is the risk of famine in the North-East, Nigeria, brought by the increasing effects of climate change, thereby negatively affecting food security in the region. Smallholder farmers that rely on rainfall in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states face the highest risk because of their dependence on agriculture and fishing for livelihood,” she stressed.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq (right), the Minister for Education (State), Chukwuemeka Nwajuba (centre) and the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim at the World Humanitarian Day 2021 at the State House’s Banquet Hall.

“The commission will place strategic initiatives and mechanisms through a comprehensive society approach to strengthen our national response and fulfill all our obligations towards all our commitments.

“We must also continue to express gratitude to President Buhari for recording giant strides in the humanitarian sector. For the first time, the country has in place, an institutionalised and coordinated approach towards social inclusion, response to disaster and humanitarian crisis, which have continued to evolve to existing realities and to match global practices.

Source:- Daily Trust

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