Ministry, ActionAid, others hold retreat on devt, peace building
ActionAid Nigeria, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has called for humanitarian partnership to address vulnerability of people before, during and after crises in the country.
This was made known during a three-day workshop with representatives of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Civil Society Network on Migration and Development, and other civil society organisations at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.
Action Aid Nigeria country Director, Ene Obi, in her opening remarks, said it is important to highlight opportunity of nexus approach to enhance gender justice, including through long-term support to women’s rights organisations; ensuring that women’s right is integral to both immediate responses and longer-term outcomes.
Deputy Representative for Protection, UNHCR, John Mckissick, said there are about 70,000 refugees from Cameroon. And that plans are underway to ensure that policies are people-centered, to accommodate internally displaced persons across board.
He added that it might take a while to implement the plan on humanitarian development and peace nexus but the UNHCR is ready to support the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs towards addressing national concerns.