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  UN reiterates commitment to Borno others UN reiterates commitment to support Borno others By Yakubu Uba Support Maiduguri Aug 18 2023 The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Mr Matthias Schmale has renewed the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis Schmale made this known in Maiduguri on Thursday to mark 2022 World Humanitarian Day graced by President Muhammadu Buhari Allow me to recall that our United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in this same city just a few months ago that the people of Borno have endured too much suffering and pain and that he was inspired by the opportunities he saw to move forward with hope and dignity Mr President the humanitarian community is gathered here today precisely to renew our commitment to support the people affected by this protracted conflict in a dignified and future oriented manner Our diversity encompassing representatives of Government and Non governmental Organisations civil society international NGOs and of course the United Nations is a strength that we value and will continue to nurture On this World Humanitarian Day we are shining a light on the affected people themselves as well as the thousands of volunteers and paid employees who deliver urgent humanitarian assistance across north east Nigeria saving countless lives improving living conditions and protecting some of the most vulnerable people Schmale said He lauded the effort of all humanitarians on the frontline mostly young Nigerians who he said on some occassion risk their lives and safety to reach people in need He noted that Aid Worker Security Database showed that 35 aid workers were killed in north east since 2016 with 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped adding that safety is ever present in their mind as they advocate for a safe and secure operational movement Schmale said that over 2 2 million people were presently displaced generating an alarming large scale humanitarian crisis Amongst the troubles facing the region I am especially concerned about the food security and nutrition situation Malnutrition is increasingly threatening the survival of more than a million highly vulnerable children and we cannot let this happen Women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis form about 80 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance Each day they face an increased risk of violence such as abduction rape and abuse The affected citizens themselves are a critical part of our humanitarian village and must always be part of the solution As my predecessor Edward Kallon often said there are no humanitarian solutions to humanitarian problems The only solution is peace And if I may add humanitarian needs are the symptons of a deeper crisis that and in addition to peace requires sustainbale development to overcome it Schmale added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouq spoke at the occassion They lauded the sustain support from UN agencies and other partners in addressing humanitarian crisis in Borno and other areas in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
UN reiterates commitment to Borno, others

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2 UN reiterates commitment to support Borno, others
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Maiduguri, Aug. 18, 2023 The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Matthias Schmale, has renewed the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis.

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3 Schmale made this known in Maiduguri on Thursday to mark 2022 World Humanitarian Day, graced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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4 “Allow me to recall that our United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, said in this same city just a few months ago, that the people of Borno have endured too much suffering and pain, and that he was inspired by the opportunities he saw to move forward with hope and dignity.

5 “Mr President, the humanitarian community is gathered here today precisely to renew our commitment to support the people affected by this protracted conflict in a dignified and future oriented manner.

6 “Our diversity encompassing representatives of Government and Non-governmental Organisations, civil society, international NGOs, and of course the United Nations, is a strength that we value and will continue to nurture.

7 “On this World Humanitarian Day, we are shining a light on the affected people themselves as well as the thousands of volunteers and paid employees who deliver urgent humanitarian assistance across north-east Nigeria, saving countless lives, improving living conditions, and protecting some of the most vulnerable people,” Schmale said.

8 He lauded the effort of all humanitarians on the frontline, mostly young Nigerians who, he said, on some occassion risk their lives and safety to reach people in need.

9 He noted that Aid Worker Security Database showed that 35 aid workers were killed in north east since 2016, with 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped, adding that safety is ever-present in their mind as they advocate for a safe and secure operational movement.

10 Schmale said that over 2.2 million people were presently displaced generating an alarming large scale humanitarian crisis.

11 “Amongst the troubles facing the region, I am especially concerned about the food security and nutrition situation.

12 Malnutrition is increasingly threatening the survival of more than a million highly vulnerable children, and we cannot let this happen.

13 “Women and girls, who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis, form about 80 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

14 “Each day they face an increased risk of violence, such as abduction, rape and abuse.

15 “The affected citizens themselves are a critical part of our humanitarian village and must always be part of the solution.

16 “As my predecessor Edward Kallon often said, ‘there are no humanitarian solutions to humanitarian problems.

17 The only solution is peace.

18 ’ And if I may add, humanitarian needs are the symptons of a deeper crisis, that, and in addition to peace, requires sustainbale development to overcome it,” Schmale added.

19 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari,  Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, spoke at the occassion.

20 They lauded the sustain support from UN agencies and other partners in addressing humanitarian crisis in Borno and other areas in the country. 

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