Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria seeks protection of Aid workers

There is the need for all parties to conflict in Nigeria especially the North East to ensure the protection of aid workers and to respect international humanitarian law and the delivery of aid according to the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon in a statement made the call where he mourned the execution of an aid worker.

Describing the incident as shrinking of humanitarian space, he urged authorities to ensure that perpetrators were brought to justice

“The United Nations calls for the immediate release of all aid workers who are still in captivity”

Mr Kallon also expressed concerned about the “increasingly dangerous and restrictive operating environment for implementing humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected areas, where humanitarian aid worker continue to face challenges as they strive to safely and timely deliver urgent life-saving assistance”

The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria explained that UN in Nigeria is working in line with the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy, jointly agreed with the Government of Nigeria, to provide life-saving assistance to 6.2 million of the most vulnerable people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.