The United Nations Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Matthias Schmale has confirmed that a total number of 140 humanitarian workers were killed globally while 460 others were victims in 267 major attacks including Nigeria.
Mr. Matthias stated this at the event to commemorate World Humanitarian Day 2022, with the theme “It Takes A Village” build upon the metaphor, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ held in Maiduguri on Friday.
According to him, the humanitarian community in north-east Nigeria honors all aid workers stepping up to respond each day to the crisis in the region by providing life-saving assistance to millions of women, children and men.
He also advocates for the safety and security of aid workers, who often work in volatile and unpredictable environments.
He has reiterated the commitment of humanitarian community to supporting Borno and others hit by humanitarian crisis.