As the Christmas season gets underway, the Government of Republic of Korea has spared a thought for displaced victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

The country has provided food items for 125,000 victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east to last them at least a month.

The food assistance, a donation through the United Nations World Food Programme, WFP, is put at a total worth of $500,000, about N180 million.

The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP in a statement said it welcomed “a contribution of $500,000 from the Republic of Korea that will provide one month of food assistance for nearly 125,000 food-insecure people in the conflict-affected North-east Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe”.

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The statement quoting, Maj. General (Rtd) In-tae Lee, Republic of Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, said: “The Korean Government has been making unwavering efforts to address the needs of the most vulnerable people and I’m glad that we are endowing Nigeria with the total sum of $2.5 million, including our recent contribution to WFP.”

“We stand ready to fight against malnutrition and poverty, joining hands with the people of Nigeria.”

The statement said the latest contribution would allow WFP to continue to provide food assistance to Nigerian families displaced or otherwise affected by a devastating conflict now entering its tenth year.

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