Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

UN to Cut Food Aid for Nigeria Crisis as Funding Falls Short

Over the next six months, $242 million is needed to help 1.8 million people.

By: The Associated Press

Food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry Nigerians affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency if promised funding from the international community doesn’t arrive, according to a United Nations official.

Peter Lundberg, the deputy U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, wrote in the French newspaper Le Monde that just 15 percent of the U.N. aid appeal for one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises has been received. Over the next six months, $242 million is needed to help 1.8 million people, he said.

“Without sufficient financing, the World Food Program will have to reduce its vital support,” he wrote Friday.

Image: IDP women in one of the camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, collect their share of stock cubes to prepare the day’s meal. The women are paid a salary to cook the meals. Photo: OCHA/Jaspreet Kindra

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