The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is to partner with Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) to scale up humanitarian activities of the UN agencies in the Northeast.
The partnership was to explore ways of ameliorating some of the security challenges affecting the actualization of the UN mandate in Nigeria.
UNOCHA Head, Mr Trond Jensen; disclosed this Wednesday in Maiduguri, when he led a delegation to the UN to the Theatre Commander of OPHK, Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maiduguri.
According to him, the victims of the 12-year conflict include mainly children, women and the aged. The Boko Haram insurgency has also killed 40,000 people with the destruction of property worth $9.2 billion (N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
The Theatre Commander assured Jensen that he would provide adequate security and a conducive environment for the operations of UNOCHA in the region.
He urged the delegation to consider organising a workshop, where stakeholders could discuss salient issues to create more awareness of the humanitarian partners.