By:Babagana Buakr Wakil, Maiduguri
The world is celebrating the World Humanitarian Day, Save the Children calls for a renewed effort by government and other stakeholders in fostering a meaningful exchange on what the climate crisis means to people, its impact on Nigeria, especially in the North East and possible action that can be taken to reduce the impact on people who are already facing humanitarian crisis.
This was contains in a statement signed and made available by Media and Communications Manager, Save the Children International Nigeria, Kunle Olawoyin.
The statement further stated that World Humanitarian Day is important to remember that the combination of climate change and conflict pushes people out of their homes, disrupts food production and supplies, amplifies diseases and malnutrition, and weakens health-care services.
Save the children noted that International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimates that following climate-related disasters, the number of people in humanitarian need could double to over 200 million by 2050, and humanitarian funding needs could increase to US$20 billion annually by 2030.
Acting Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria Shannon Ward, said, Climate change is real.
He called on the government to learn from other countries and strengthen early warning system and disasters management mechanism in Nigeria.