The United Nations, UN has started preparation for emergency response to the most vulnerable people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
The actions also address immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, should it spread to north-east Nigeria.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said the agency has already suffered enough from the decade-long conflict, and its priority is to ensure the continuous delivery of life-saving assistance, especially health services, to the most vulnerable women, children and the elderly who need special attention.
He added that it is crucial for vulnerable people to have access to not only water, soap, shelter, but also food, education and protection.
Kallon noted that the UN in Nigeria was supporting the governments of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in developing emergency response plans that take the reality of the living conditions in many communities.