$1.05bn Required to Help 6.1m People in North-east – UN

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The United Nations has revealed that humanitarian partners will require a sum of $1.5 billion to reach 6.1 million people who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents.

It lamented that the humanitarian crisis in North-east continues as hostilities between Nigerian security forces and non-state armed groups enter their ninth year, adding that civilians still bear the brunt of the conflict that has resulted in widespread displacement, lack of protection, destroyed infrastructure and collapsed basic services.

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