The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria , Edward Kallon, has urged the international community to rescue Nigeria financially with the nation in danger of famine.

He expressed his concern in a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland .

The UN coordinator said “We are seeing Nigeria at a cross-road to a critical food insecure situation and a looming catastrophic that could eventually result in a famine,”

He explained that the level of insecurity in the nation has hindered humanitarian assistance to communities , appealing to the international communities to turn their attention to the crisis and play a positive role.

“We need 250 million dollars to respond to the food insecurity needs of 4.4 million people out of which some 705,000 are at critical risk and urgently need special nutritional feeding to save their lives or suffer death if nothing is done now,” he said.

“However, providing aid in this volatile and unpredictable region is dangerous, and in some cases, impossible. We are very hopeful and working collectively to ensure that responses are localised in those affected areas

The country has been battling with a decade-long insurgency in its Northeast, activities of terrorists, known locally as bandits, in the Northwest and North-central, inter-ethnic clashes and separatist agitation in the Southwest, Southeast, and South-South.

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