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Minister solicits support to address humanitarian challenges

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has appealed for cooperation and support to effectively address the prevailing humanitarian challenges in the country.

The Minister made the appeal while discussing the Social Development and Humanitarian Challenges Facing Nigeria and Federal Government’s Responses To Humanitarian and Food Crises in the country at a Chatham House Webinar hosted by Dr. Leena Koni Hoffman.

The Minister thanked the United Nations system in Nigeria, various donor agencies, and development partners that have significantly assisted in addressing the prevailing humanitarian challenges in Nigeria.

She further said that the ministry needed more partners to key into existing policies to address the crises.

“The Ministry is now desirous of partners to key into existing programs, policies, and structures to address the prevailing humanitarian challenges. By that, I mean more collectively, planning and agenda-shaping in a coordinated and sustained manner for better impact.

Hajiya Sadiya noted that the food security challenges in the Northeast is a sore point following the volatile situation in the region.

She however said that the Ministry is consistently working with humanitarian stakeholders and the Military to facilitate humanitarian access and promote accountability in the humanitarian space within the Civil-Security Framework and coordination platform.

Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing Abdullahi Lamino