G7 Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support for North-east
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.