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The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mohammed Fall, has said about 5.9 million Nigerian children face severe food and nutrition crisis.

UN don warn say 5.9 million Nigerian children dey face severe food and nutrition crisis

May 15, 2024

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mohammed Fall, don talk say about 5.9 million Nigerian pikin dey face serious food and nutrition wahala.

E talk dis one during the launch of di 2024 Lean Season Food Security and Nutrition Crisis multi-sector plan, Fall explain di seriousness of di wahala and di objectives of di plan.

Di plan dey aim to coordinate with existing government efforts for key areas like food assistance, health, and water and sanitation, wit focus mainly on di North-Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.

Fall highlight di alarming statistics, reveal say 700,000 pikin wey dey under di age of five dey suffer from malnutrition for di states wey e mention.

Moreover, dem estimate say 4.8 million Nigerians dey at risk of food crisis during di lean season from June to September. Dis situation dey worse because of factors like flooding, inflation, and di global conflict for Ukraine wey don disrupt access to food supplies.

Di UN coordinator emphasize di need for immediate action, talk say dem need N306 million to support di 2.8 million pipo wey dis year project dey target.

E warn say failure to address di wahala sharp-sharp fit lead to serious problem, wey go worsen di suffer wey vulnerable communities dey already face as dem dey struggle with food insecurity.

Dis one happen after Nigeria declare national emergency on food security for July 2023, sake of di high inflation rates wey make basic food items too cost for many households. Di situation don worse since then, so urgent and comprehensive intervention dey necessary to prevent humanitarian disaster.

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