#Africa There are 1.5Million IDP’s in Nigeria-UN




Yesterday The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Mr Daouda Toure pleaded for more resources to meet the needs of 1.5 million internally displaced people.
During the activities to mark this year's World Humanitarian Day celebration with the theme: "Inspiring the World's Humanity"in Abuja,


At the event,The UN Coordinator appealed for more resources to respond particularly to the education and health needs of the displaced people.
According to him, what is available is not commensurate with the situation on ground as the crisis in the North-East is not publicised enough and given the fact that Nigeria is one the major contributor to peace keeping in the world, the international community needs to contribute more resources, step up their support and restore the livelihood of these vulnerable people.

Toure added that the major challenges facing the humanitarian community today was the lack of access to security and limited resources.
He called on stakeholders to mobilise themselves and examine the reasons for the slow response and support needed to tackle the security challenges.

The UN Secretary-General  Ban Ki-moon, is scheduled to arrive in Nigeria on Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said yesterday.
A statement said the UN chief would meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday and subsequently engage in other field activities.
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