While IDPs starve, NEMA shares food items to staff

While the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across camps in the country are going hungry daily, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were seen on Sunday sharing food items to the agency’s staff.

An August, 2019 report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, titled “Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations,” states that during the 2019 lean season (June–August), around 3.6 million people were in need of urgent assistance in the four subnational areas of the Lake Chad Basin.

“In northeastern Nigeria, 3 million people needed urgent support, with Borno and Yobe states seeing an increase in food insecurity since 2018, following an upsurge in armed attacks,” the report reads. “Intercommunal conflicts…

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