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UNOCHA partners military to scale up humanitarian activities in Northeast

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UNOCHA partners military to scale up humanitarian activities in Northeast

ByTada Jutha, Maiduguri

 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is to partner with Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) to scale up humanitarian activities of the UN agencies in the Northeast.

The partnership was to explore ways of ameliorating some of the security challenges affecting the actualization of the UN mandate in Nigeria.

UNOCHA Head, Mr Trond Jensen; disclosed this Wednesday in Maiduguri, when he led a delegation to the UN to the Theatre Commander of OPHK, Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maiduguri.

“We considered it wise to explore ways of ameliorating some of the security challenges affecting the actualization of our mandate in the conflict region,” he noted.

While commending the efforts of the military, he said: “There is the need to synergise and increase the confidence of stakeholders by promoting a transparent and healthy relationship,” adding that it will enhance their performance to meet the humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable persons.

According to him, the victims of the 12-year conflict include mainly children, women and the aged.

The Boko Haram insurgency has also killed 40,000 people with the destruction of property worth $9.2 billion (N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The Theatre Commander assured Jensen that he would provide adequate security and a conducive environment for the operations of UNOCHA in the region.

He urged the delegation to consider organising a workshop, where stakeholders could discuss salient issues to create more awareness of the humanitarian partners.

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The Maritime Component Commander, Comd. Richard Shammah, Theatre Logistics Component Commander, Brig-Gen. Emmanuel Akpan, Chief of Staff; OPHK, Brig-Gen. Musa Sadiq was also at the meeting with the UNOCHA delegation of Jansen.

UNOCHA partners military to scale up humanitarian activities in Northeast

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