The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reiterated the need for developed countries to honour the promises made in 2009 of mobilizing $100 billion annually to support climate action in developing countries. The minister, who was one of the panelists at the Global launch of the 2022 Humanitarian Overview, made this known yesterday while speaking on the theme ‘Climate Change and Responding to a More Challenging Humanitarian Landscape’ virtually hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
UmarFarouqstated thatsince the ministry’s establishment in August 2019, it has worked collaboratively with critical stakeholders to address socio economic vulnerabilities and provide humanitarian action. She said: “I believe the main challenge we face is the global responsibility, to address climate change collectively. “In Glasgow, we urged developed countries to honour the promises made in 2009 of mobilizing $100 billion per year by 2020 to support climate action in developing countries. “Ourfocustowardsreversing climate change requires vision, fortitudeandcoordinatedaction.
“This is a collective vision and must be deployed through engagement with international, regional and state actors. “I believe we as a Government, play a critical role in making sure that we provide the leadership required to achieve the vision, to ensure a stronger, greener and cleaner Nigeria for generations to come.” The minister further explained that the Government of Nigeria, in partnership with the UN and other critical stakeholders, created a National Humanitarian Development Peace Framework which specifically focuses on enhancing disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation and strengthening disaster risk information, governance and infrastructure.