United Nations allocates $15m from CERF contribution to address food insecurity in Nigeria.

Out of the $100 million allocated to Africa and the Middle East to address food insecurity as a result of the spillover effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, $15 million has been allocated to Nigeria by The United Nations.



The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), was announced on Thursday, the contribution will go towards procuring relief materials in six African countries and Yemen.

“Food insecurity in these seven countries is mainly being driven by armed conflict, drought, and economic turmoil, and the Ukraine conflict is making a dire situation even worse.
“The war began on February 24 and disrupted food and energy markets, causing food and fuel prices to soar,’’ the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, said.

The Punch Newspaper reports that, over the past six months, CERF had allocated more than 170 million dollars to address rising food insecurity in several countries, including those that would receive the new funding.

My Cookery Zone gathered that the countries that are beneficiaries of the allocation to Africa and the Middle East are Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and South Sudan.

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