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‘Nigeria has highest number of IDPs worldwide’ – Toure

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The United Nations Country Representive, Mr. Dauda Toure has instigated that more resources should be made available to improve responsiveness in the area of education and health care.

He made this statement while delivering his goodwill message to commemorate the 2015 World Humanitarian Day organized by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

He appealed to international communited and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to make more resources available to help rebuild the livelihoods of the affected victims of insurgency in the North-east.

Toure stressed that Nigera has the higest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world numbering 1.5 million

In his opening remarks, the Director General of NEMA, Mohammed Sani Sidi, said that the humanitarian day is set to celebrate the gallantry of humanitarian service providers who have lost their lives of survived different threats.

“The world which is now noted to be more volatile due to the prevailing complex emergencies has placed a serious burden on humanitarian workers who are working in risky environments in various countries to bring hope to the people affected by disasters. This is the time to show solidarity and commend their efforts.” Sani Sidi said.

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