Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), has allocated the sum of $10m US Dollars to North East region of Nigeria.
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, who announced this in a Statement, said the fund is part of help to save lives and get urgent attention to those who needed it most in the region.
It is expected that 1.7 million children under the age of five will suffer from acute malnutrition across the North East in 2022.
The allocation will enable accelerated action to increase treatment capacity and early identification of acute malnutrition.
To this end, the fund will be used for integrated prevention and treatment as well as finding local solutions to improve availability, affordability and or accessibility to nutritious food that protect women and children from repeated episodes of acute malnutrition.
The Central Emergency and Response Fund, had in May 2022, allocated fifteen Million US Dollars to support the Catastrophic food insecurity and nutrition response.
This is addition to the two allocations of 2.5 million US Dollars and one Million US Dollars provided by the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) in September.
“We urgently need to close the funding gap to rapidly scale -up the response and implement immediate life-saving measures.
“For the thousands of children trying to survive, additional funding is needed today, not tomorrow”, Matthias said.
CERF was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 as the United Nations global emergency response fund.
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