UN boss vows rehabilitation support for Northeast

United Nations Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths has vowed to support Nigeria to help rebuild the lives of those affected by violence in the Northeast.

The UN chief, who made the pledge at the end of his four-day visit to Nigeria, said the UN would do everything to support the country.

According to him, the UN will help Nigeria to build the lives of vulnerable families who have been impacted by violence in the Northeast.

Griffiths visited Nigeria to see firsthand the humanitarian situation and response in the Northeast.

He was also in Nigeria to raise international awareness about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and bring attention to the ongoing regional conflict affecting the Lake Chad Basin.

He had a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor,,,,,,,, and some officials of the Federal Government.

In the Northeast, he met with Nigerians who have been affected by the violence, as well as humanitarian partners in Maiduguri, Bama, and Damasak.

During his visit to Damasak on the border with Niger, Griffiths heard from women and families displaced by the violence.

They told him of their hopes to return home, yet they grieved that they were unable to plan for a better future given continuing insecurity and attacks by armed groups.

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