The United Nations Childrens Fund UNICEF has said Sweden has donated 460 million naira towards fighting acute malnutrition in the North East.
It disclosed that it has received 460 million naira contribution from the Swedish International Development to stop acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
UNICEF noted that the funding will support the expansion of services targeted at preventing and treating severe acute malnutrition induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement further added that the contribution will help protect children from other opportunistic infections that may arise from suppressed immune system.
According to UNICEF, measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the incidence of malnutrition in children in the three north east states.