Nigeria’s Food Insecurity Worsens Despite UN Funding


To fight food insecurity and malnutrition, the nation has received humanitarian help from the UN totaling $28.5 million. Despite the investment, over 19.5 million Nigerians already experience extreme food insecurity as a result of high inflation rates, among other things.

The money was made available through the Central Immediate Response Fund and the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund with the intention of providing emergency aid to those in need by making quick allocations to crises that were developing and becoming worse. The sum was disclosed in a recent report issued by the organization that our correspondent was able to get.

According to the report’s breakdown, the organization provided $10 million and $15 million in May and September of 2022, respectively, to assist food security and nutrition initiatives in northeastern Nigeria.

Additionally, in September, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund gave two grants totaling $2.5 million and $1 million to help humanitarian partners meet critical nutritional needs.

This financing, however, is separate from the $351 million interagency multisector strategy to address the dire food and nutrition crisis.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned in a study that the food crisis will affect Nigerians in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory, including 416,000 internally displaced people.

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