Sunday, August 2, 2020

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs week in review - 2nd August 2020

Honorable Minister of Humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq week in review. Read below:

I attended the PTF briefing on Monday, July 27th alongside my colleagues & other members. I took time to draw attention to the rains which are intensifying & to highlight the importance of focusing on early warning signals as flood prevention & mitigation strategies.

I called on State Govs especially in flood-prone regions to rapidly put in place measures to mitigate the humanitarian effects on the people living in those areas.

On Tuesday, July 28th, I participated in the Nigeria-World Bank Country Partnership Framework (CPF) meeting for 2020 - 2025 during which I spoke on the alignment of #FMHDSD's mandate with HE Muhammad Buhari's vision of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 yrs.

I made the point that the expected outcomes of the CPF would have a direct impact on the mandate of #FMHDSD especially as it concerns reducing poverty, achieving social inclusion, and building resilience for the future.

On Wednesday, July 29th, I attended the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by HE President Muhammad Buhari. It was an interactive session during which important issue es of state was deliberated upon and decisions reached.

Globally, 49% of women & 23% of girls comprise of all victims of trafficking; 59% of those are sexually exploited while 34% are pushed into forced labor. These statistics agitated my mind as I joined the world in marking the UN's "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons" on Thursday, July 30.

I was therefore happy to join the 2020 "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons" webinar organized by #NAPTIP which had as theme - "Human trafficking and Covid-19 pandemic: The Challenges Ahead". Speakers offered & shared rich insights & global perspectives. #EndHumanTrafficking

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