Lagos - United States has encouraged
organisations that assist victims displaced by the Boko Haram terror to apply
The country has funding available through its Bureau of
Population, Refugees and Migration.
Nigerian (natives from Niger) refugees in the Diffa and/or
Zinder regions living in current or planned refugee camps or outside of camps
are among victims set to benefit.
The US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration said priority
would be given to programmes that can also demonstrate benefit to affected host
communities and/or Nigerien returnees displaced by the conflict in neighbouring
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Proposals must focus on ding prevention/response to
gender-based violence, child protection, assistance for unaccompanied and
separated minors as well as water, sanitation and hygiene for refugees living
outside formal refugee camp.
Priority would also be given to organisations addressing
health issues of refuges.
Project proposals must not request more than $1,4 million.
The deadline for requests is April 13.
“Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be
considered,” the US bureau stated.
Aside Nigeria, Niger is the country worst affected by the
Boko Haram crisis that has claimed the lives of thousands and displaced over 2
- CAJ News