Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, has stated that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.
On Monday, the top UN relief chief at the Berlin Conference on the Lake Chad Basin region said that millions of people continue to remain dependent on life-saving assistance.
Lowcock said: “There is still a big humanitarian crisis. It is not over despite the progress we have made.
“The appeal we had on the humanitarian response plan this year has been generously financed but not to the degree where any of us can be comfortable that we can meet the needs of the people we can reach, still less of those we are still trying to reach.”
The UN humanitarian coordinator also urged additional funding and resources.
He added: “If we can make more progress with peace building, good governance, the creation of jobs and education opportunities and the respect of human rights – we work indeed with the underlying issues and this is what we need to do.”