Nigerian Red Cross Issues Alert On Worsening Hunger Crisis With Over 26.5 Million In Acute Need

The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) has raised a red flag on the worsening hunger crisis in the country, calling for immediate action to assist those most in need.

Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Kende, Secretary General of NRCS, issued the warning in Abuja, stressing the urgency of government intervention.

“Millions of Nigerians are facing acute hunger, and the situation is critical,” said Dr. Kende during a recent announcement. “We need swift and concerted efforts to address this crisis before it spirals further out of control.”

The warning comes amidst growing nationwide protests over food shortages and rising living costs. Demonstrators in cities like Ibadan have taken to the streets, demanding solutions to the hardships faced by many.

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Dr. Kende highlighted the impact of soaring fuel prices, which have led to hyperinflation, pushing food prices beyond the reach of ordinary citizens. He cited factors such as insecurity, inflation, extreme weather, and global conflicts as contributing to the crisis.

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“We cannot afford to delay action any longer,” Dr. Kende emphasized. “Children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers are particularly vulnerable, with thousands at risk of malnutrition-related illnesses.”

With a staggering 26.5 million Nigerians in urgent need of assistance, the NRCS is mobilizing its resources to provide aid across the country. The organization’s vast network of volunteers stands ready to offer support, even in the most challenging circumstances.

Dr. Kende called on individuals, businesses, and organizations to join forces with the government in addressing the crisis. He stressed the importance of unity in tackling the humanitarian emergency, underscoring that collective action could make a significant difference in saving lives.

“As outlined in our mandate, we are here to alleviate human suffering,” Dr. Kende stated. “But we cannot do it alone. It requires a joint effort from all sectors of society to bring relief to those affected by hunger.”

The NRCS’s warning serves as a stark reminder of the pressing need to address the growing hunger crisis in Nigeria. With collaboration and decisive action, there is hope for a brighter future for all those affected by the current challenges.

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