G7 Calls for Increased Humanitari­an Support for North-east

- Michael Olugbode

Members of the G7 yesterday called for an immediate action from the internatio­nal community to prevent further deteriorat­ion in the North-east region.

The countries said it is imperative for the wider internatio­nal community to significan­tly increase their humanitari­an support to the region crisis.

Leading other ambassador­s from the G7 member countries and representa­tives of the World Bank, European Union, United Nations, Norway and Switzerlan­d to a press conference to mark the official launch of G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitari­an Crises Compact in Abuja, the British High Commission­er to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said the G7 is concerned by the scale of crisis in the region and numbers of people without access to humanitari­an aid.

She revealed that the G7 met with the Federal Government of Nigeria, tate Government­s of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, as well as multilater­al partners to launch the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitari­an Compact.

Catriona said this is the first ever G7 action plan to save millions of lives from famine and humanitari­an crises, including $382 million from North-east region.

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