acute malnutrition in children

UN releases $10m aid for acute malnutrition in Nigeria’s northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (The Informant247) – The United Nation released 10 million dollars under the Central Emergency Response Fund for urgent aid to victims of food and nutrition crisis in northeast Nigeria, the organisation’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Monday.

“This CERF allocation is the latest in a concerted effort to address the food and nutrition crisis. In May 2022 CERF allocated 15 million dollars to support the catastrophic food insecurity and nutrition response,” said in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

The UN said no less than 1.74 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in the North-East this year.

“This CERF allocation is the latest in a concerted effort to address the food and nutrition crisis. In May 2022 CERF allocated 15 million dollars to support the catastrophic food insecurity and nutrition response.

“In September, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) provided two allocations of 2.5 million dollars and one million dollars to enable humanitarian actors to provide urgent nutrition support in line with the interagency 351 million dollar-multisector plan to address the desperate food and nutrition situation,” the statement said.

It noted that the consequences of inaction were a matter of life and death as more than 5,000 were expected to die while those who survive could face lifelong disabilities.

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