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Over 1.2 Million people need humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

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The Civil Society Network (CSN) of the Lake Chad Basin has said 1.2 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states need humanitarian assistance.

It’s Regional Director of Mobilisation, Ibrahim Yusuf, disclosed on Friday, at Northeast Peace and Security Summit in Maiduguri to mark 2019 International Peace Day with the theme: “Climate Action for Peace.”

“Out of 1.2 million people that need humanitarian assistance, 52 per cent are women and girls, while 48 per cent are men and boys,” Yusuf said.

He said vast areas of Borno State were currently under the control of Boko Haram. They include Marte and Abadam local councils.

“ The Army do not escort travellers and commuters anymore to avoid being attacked,” he said.

The Regional Co-ordinator, Amb. Ahmed Shehu said International Peace Day was to strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples.

He said this would draw attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way of protecting and promoting peace throughout the globe.

“Climate change causes threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety. Growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent,” he warned.


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