The United Kingdom has stated it will make available to Nigeria £32m over the next three years to help deliver basic, life-saving assistance and protection to some of the 7 million people who have been displaced and affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
The said funds will be used to provide support for critical life-saving areas including nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, and protection of civilians affected by the conflict. The funds will be given to Nigeria through the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations.
UK Minister for International Development, Nick Hurd, said: “The UK is committed to continuing to help Nigeria to provide humanitarian assistance and protection for people affected by the conflict in north east Nigeria.”
Hurd added that the humanitarian needs in the North-East were enormous and growing, saying that a sustained, large-scale government-led response is needed to meet people’s basic needs and to help them to rebuild their lives once security conditions allow them to return to their places of origin.
£8.2m has been provided by the UK since 2014 to help address the humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict through violence, displacement, and loss of livelihoods.