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UN Volunteers offers to help Nigeria save millions of lives in North East -Official


Source: Nigeria The Herald- The UN Volunteers says it is ready to assist Nigeria to respond to the overwhelming humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeast.

Chief of the Development Programming Section at United Nations Volunteers, Geoff Prewitt, made the offer following his recent travels through Nigeria, including visits to Northeast.

Geoff said “in times of crisis, the valuable role of volunteers should never be underestimated.

“The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is ready to deploy in Nigeria much needed personnel to complement the existing resources of UN agencies within the country.

“Our partnerships with more than 30 UN agencies allow us to mobilise UN Volunteers across a wide range of functions, recruiting both nationally and internationally.

“This includes in fields of health, sanitation, agriculture, logistics, child protection, supply management – the list goes on”.