Lagos - The United States has announced more
than $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by
the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the
Lake Chad Basin region.
More than 6 million people need emergency food assistance,
and 2,6 million are displaced.
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, made
the announcement at a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake
Chad Basin, on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly
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With this announcement, the United States is providing more
than $359 million since fiscal year 2015 to people affected by Boko
Haram-related conflict and the related humanitarian crisis.
The US continues to be the single largest humanitarian donor
to the region.
This new funding to United Nations and NGO partners will
help tens of thousands of people receive critically needed humanitarian
assistance, including food, water, shelter, and services to address acute
hygiene, protection, and nutritional needs.
The United Nations estimates an additional $542 million is
needed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in the region between September
and December 2016.
- CAJ News