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15 million people affected by insecurity crisis in northeast, says NEMA

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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 06, 2016 at Mairi village outskirts of Maiduguri capital of northeast Borno State. / AFP / STRINGER

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 06, 2016 at Mairi village outskirts of Maiduguri capital of northeast Borno State. / AFP / STRINGER

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani-Sidi, has said that 15 million people have indirectly or directly been affected by insurgency in the northeast.

The NEMA boss, who stated this at the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day in Abuja, also urged aid workers within and outside the country not to relent in their effort to provide humanitarian support to the needy.

Sani-Sidi commended aid workers for their initiative and efforts in offering assistance to the country, especially in the northeast, where the country is facing huge humanitarian crisis.

He noted that the theme of this year’s celebration, ‘One Humanity,’ is aimed at inspiring people from around the world to demand for greater global commitment and support for the agenda for humanity, which is part of ongoing communications initiated during the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey in May this year, which emphasised awareness creation and call for humanitarian assistance to those trapped in conflict.


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