Christian Aid International, Nigeria, an international Non-governmental Organisation, Friday, disclosed that over four million Nigerians are at risk of hunger, with about 587,955 people projected to be at the emergency level.
The Country Director, Mr Temitope Fashola, made this known at an event to commemorate this year’s World Humanitarian Day, which has as its theme, ‘The Human Race.’
Fashola described the prevailing socio-economic situation in Nigeria as that which has rendered the citizens vulnerable and pushed them into survival mode.
Fashola informed that to ameliorate the suffering of the people, Christian Aid has been delivering humanitarian assistance to conflict and crisis-affected people across nine states of the federation, including Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Delta, Gombe, Kaduna, Kogi and Plateau States.
He added that the organisation also respond to needs caused by floods, violent clashes and insurgency.
“The organisation has a full fledge humanitarian response programme with a team of 60 members of staff and 38 volunteers working from several locations in the North East Geo-political zone of Nigeria.
He added that Christian Aid Nigeria has over 3,000 households benefiting from the ongoing humanitarian response that cuts across food distribution and nutrition, cash distribution, education and agriculture.