Oxfam’s Envoy Tasks Global Community On North-East Food Crisis


Oxfam Global Ambassador, Djimon Hounsou, has called on the international community to support efforts of different non-governmental organisations, NGOs, in the North-East of Nigeria.

Djimon Hounsou made the call after he visited the region to assess the humanitarian crisis that resulted from Boko Haram insurgency.

He said there was need to get enough food and other relief materials into North-East to meet the needs of the people.

Speaking on his recent visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, and the Lake Chad region, the Hollywood star said it was saddening to see and witness many women without husbands, empty villages, farms that people were afraid to go back to for fear of being attacked by terrorists.

He said: “I talked with a few of the displaced people.

“It was quite tragic to see widows left with kids. I saw a farmer that usually goes to Maiduguri to trade his crops and insurgents thought that he was an informant. So they captured and tortured him.”

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