Europe allocates €105 million to combat insurgency

ecowas troopsfrom AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region to the tune of €50 million.
This brings to €105 million the organisation has allocated to address the crisis mostly in northeast Nigeria, where the Boko Haram is destabilizing the region.
The commission is now planning to mobilise additional funding.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, made the announcement on Friday during an international conference in Oslo, Norway, aimed at addressing the pressing humanitarian situation in the region.
Stylianides said the funds would help meet the life-saving needs of the affected populations and scale up our response.
“The conditions for delivering assistance remain particularly difficult. It is essential to ensure quick and safe access to people who need lifesaving assistance.”
The conflict between security forces and the Boko Haram is having devastating humanitarian consequences in the Lake Chad basin.
It is heavily affecting populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
Over 2,3 million people have been displaced.
Food insecurity has reached crisis levels in some parts of the region, and malnutrition rates are well beyond emergency levels defined by the World Health Organization.
In Nigeria’s northeast region alone, some 4.6 million people are in need of emergency food assistance.
CAJ News

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