UNICEF to Support Nigeria with $270 million for Humanitarian Response and Emergencies

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The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, on Monday, said it has earmarked the sum of $270 million for Nigerian humanitarian response and emergencies.

The United Nations humanitarian interventions group said the amount would be used to support the country in its humanitarian and poverty alleviation efforts.

UNICEF representative, Christian Mundate and UNICEF Chief of Health & HIV/AIDS, Eduardo Celades, disclosed this when they paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu in Abuja.

In a statement by the Deputy Director of the ministry, Rhoda Iliya, she said the UNICEF delegation also assured the minister of technical support to build capacity of the ministry’s staff as well as support the development of a humanitarian response protocol for Nigeria to guide all humanitarian actors.

Written by: Helen Obih

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