Humanitarian response in Nigeria

Humanitarian response in Nigeria

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More than 1.7 million people are internally displaced, 14 million people in acute need of humanitarian assistance and 26 million people are affected by conflict in Nigeria.

During my recent trip to Nigeria, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ayoade Alakija, Nigeria’s Chief Humanitarian Coordinator. In this episode of A Deeper Look, we discuss some of the underlying factors fueling conflict in Nigeria and the needs and challenges of coordinating an effective humanitarian response to the resulting complex crises confronting communities in different parts of the country.

A bold thinker who cares deeply about her country, Dr. Alakija candidly shares her thoughts on where the humanitarian response has gone wrong and what can be done to meet the needs of the people of Nigeria.

This year’s theme for A Deeper Look podcast is Humanitarian Crises and Emergency Response. You can listen on iTunes, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation by leaving a comment, submitting a rating or sharing this episode on social media.

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