The Federal Government has said that 330,000 Nigerians are currently living as refugees in neighbouring countries due to growing insecurity in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this on Saturday when she was hosted in a Chatham House Webinar to discuss Nigeria’s humanitarian challenges and worsening food crises.
According to the minister, the refugees “consists 16,634 in Chad, 118,409 in Cameroon, while Niger Republic has 186,957.”
The minister said the ministry is working tirelessly to make humanitarian system more effective.
She said “The first is the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus Framework, which is derived from the UN Triple Nexus principles that believes development causes peace and that humanitarian actions can bring about development.
“Second is the Localisation Framework, an initiative adopted after the commitment of stakeholders at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit to reenergise the concept of localisation of aid.
“The concept seeks to make the humanitarian system more effective and relevant by ensuring that humanitarian preparedness and response capacity is domiciled with those nearest to the crisis-affected populations as they are best placed to respond quickly and appropriately.”