The United Nations has provided a total of $28.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the country to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition.

Despite these funds, more than 19.5 million people in Nigeria already face severe food insecurity due to factors such as high inflation.

Distributed through the Central Emergency Response Fund and the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund, the funds are designed to provide emergency funding to those in need through rapid disbursements to respond to new and worsening crises.

The amount was disclosed in a report recently published by the group and obtained by our correspondent.

A breakdown of the report shows that the organization allocated $10 million in May 2022 and $15 million in September 2022 to support food security and nutrition responses in northeastern Nigeria.

Also, in September, the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund made two grants of US$ 2.5 million and US$ 1 million to enable humanitarian partners to provide emergency nutrition.

However, this funding does not include the $351 million inter-agency multisectoral program to address dire food and nutrition conditions.

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that the food crisis will affect Nigerians in 21 states and the FCT, including 416,000 internally displaced persons.

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