New York, Feb 15 2012  2:05PM
Delegates at a meeting convened by the United Nations to draw up strategies to respond the humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region today called for comprehensive and rapid assistance to the millions of people affected, especially children and women.

Leaders of UN agencies, representatives from governments in the affected countries and major donors, meeting at the headquarters of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, <“http://www.beta.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/02/15/joint-statement-uurgent-call-for-united-action-in-the-sahel-region-of-west-africa.html”>stressed the need for a combination of relief, early recovery and longer-term development programmes.

They resolved to work together to meet immediate food security and nutritional needs of affected people, while supporting programmes that address the root causes of problems and to strengthen the resilience of communities living in areas affected by chronic drought.

Actions will include support for short-term food security and nutrition response plans developed by national governments and regional organizations to increase access…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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