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Nigeria seeks Switzerland’s support in humanitarian response

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have sought for partnership with Switzerland on humanitarian interventions and responses. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this when she paid host to the Swiss Ambassador, His Excellency, Georg Steiner. Farouq said the ministry was developing its strategic framework, and was seeking support in the areas of development and implementation and responses
The Minister said: “We want to see how we can partner with you given your technical expertise in humanitarian responses and upholding international humanitarian principles and laws. We need support in the areas of development and implementation and responses as we are developing our strategic framework as well as technical assistance in line with the mandate of the Ministry.”

While promising his country’s support, the Swiss Ambassador, His Excellency, Georg Steiner, said Switzerland is ready to provide solid, efficient and effective humanitarian support for the benefit of Nigerians in the coming years in the fields of food security, livelihood, and protection for the Internally Displaced Persons and with regards to strengthening local capacities.

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