Plea to sus­tain UN aid

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

UN EMER­GENCY re­lief co­or­di­na­tor Mark Low­cock is set to ad­dress the Gen­eral As­sem­bly in New York next week urg­ing world lead­ers to main­tain their fi­nan­cial and po­lit­i­cal sup­port for the Lake Chad Basin cri­sis, so that mil­lions of peo­ple fac­ing star­va­tion in north­east Nige­ria are saved.

Low­cock said there had been a sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment in the sit­u­a­tion, but mil­lions of Nige­ri­ans still faced famine in the north east and their lives would be at risk should the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity cease pro­vid­ing sup­port in con­junc­tion and co-or­di­na­tion with the Nige­rian author­i­ties.

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