Oslo Humanitarian Conference: Donor Countries Visit Borno

Thirteen donor countries are conducting assessment tours in Borno state, ahead of the February 24 Oslo humanitarian conference in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

The United Nations (UN) and other sister agencies have launched major emergency appeals for increased funding, to effectively bridge the gap in the crisis affected areas, as millions of people in the Lake Chad region including Nigeria are in need of humanitarian aid.

Representatives of governments of donor countries namely the US, Ireland, Korea, Sweden, Germany, Norway, British embassy, French embassy, Japan and ECOWAS officers are all part of the group.

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, SadanobuKusaoke, said that the humanitarian crisis is massive and beyond description, while appealing to the Nigerian Government to do more in terms of intervention programmes for the affected population.

Meanwhile, the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, who is also among those who have interacted with the affected population, believes that military operational successes translate to discovery of more displaced persons.

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