The World Food Program (WFP) have released a report claiming that it needs $52 million between now and the end of the year to be able to support over 700,000 people continue affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria’s north east.
According to the WFP, the food situation is in the ‘emergency phase.’
“The news comes as in the past days alone, tens of people have been killed or injured in Nigeria and in neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger – an indication that Boko Haram violence is set to keep pushing more people into hunger and suffering,” said Abdou Dieng, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa.
‘‘Much of it, as well as medicines, vaccines and medical equipment, is being delivered through the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, frequently used by the wider humanitarian community,’‘ the WFP press release stated.
“All indications point to an extremely grave situation. As the rains set in and the lean season deepens, and more areas are opened up to access humanitarian aid, the full scale of hunger and devastation is likely to come to light,” Dieng added.