United Nations partners Nigerian government on coordinated approach and solutions to humanitarian crises.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 19, 2023
The United Nations has welcomed the federal government’s positions on a coordinated approach to handling humanitarian crises in Nigeria.
A UN Team led by the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on solutions to internal displacement, Robert Piper describes the approach as the best way to find durable solutions to the multi-dimensional humanitarian challenges facing the country.
Speaking at a visit to the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Abuja, Piper said it is partnering with the federal government in that regard to re-assure of the UN’ support to Nigeria in her humanitarian needs.
The minister, Edu notes that the renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu is beginning to be felt by the IDPs in Nigeria while expressing optimism that with the approval of the Humanitarian Trust Fund, through Budget provision, Special allocation, tax, Development partners support and private sector support, humanitarian crisis and Poverty in Nigeria would soon be things of the past.
She explained that the federal government’s work plan on humanitarian responses will trickle down to states to provide durable solutions and not just hand out of food and other materials to the IDPs