The attack on a UNICEF humanitarian convoy yesterday will not deter the UN body from providing assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, said UNICEF Nigeria Representative Jean Gough.
As a result of the attack, in which one UNICEF staff member was injured, travel by UN staff to high-risk areas has been temporarily suspended.
“We are working at full strength in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri,” stressed Gough.
“We continue to call for increased efforts to reach people in desperate need across the state. We cannot let this heartless attack divert any of us from reaching the more than two million people who are in dire need of immediate humanitarian assistance.”
UNICEF has called on donors and humanitarian organizations to scale up the response to the emerging disaster in Borno state, which is the most affected by the conflict with Boko Haram.
Before the attack, security conditions had been improving in several areas.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK