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US increases financial aid to Boko Haram victims

26 September 2016, 21:10

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 recently.

Also read: PHOTOS: Boko Haram suffers humiliating defeat

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


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