Nigeria: WFP helped more than one million people in the north of the country in December alone; It would need $ 143 million to help northeastern populations in the next 6 months

Nigeria: WFP helped more than one million people in the north of the country in December alone; It would need $ 143 million to help northeastern populations in the next 6 months

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said on Friday it had provided food or cash to more than one million Nigerians in areas affected by the conflict in the northeast since the beginning of the month.

The UN agency has thus been able to reach more than half of the people in need of emergency humanitarian aid in this region of Nigeria devastated by years of violence linked to the insurrection of Boko Haram.

As part of its new rapid response mechanism, which includes the extensive use of helicopters and the pooling of logistical and telecommunications resources across the humanitarian community, WFP has been able to reach the inaccessible points.

Fully funded by voluntary contributions, WFP needs $ 208 million to fund its humanitarian response in northeastern Nigeria over the next six months. To date, $ 143 million remains to be found so that the UN agency can carry out its intervention.

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