European Union provides additional twelve-point-five million Euros aid to displaced Boko Haram victims
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 6, 2016
The European Commission has announced an additional twelve-point-five million Euros in humanitarian aid to support people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis.
The commission said the emergency assistance will help vulnerable populations in the Lake Chad region, noting that nine million Euros will be provided to support people in Nigeria, two million Euros in Cameroon and one-point-five million Euros in Niger.
A statement from the commission on Friday in Abuja, said the new funding comes as violence by the terrorist group Boko Haram has severely destabilized the Lake Chad region, causing the displacement of millions of people.
The EU aid comes on top of the fifty-eight million Euros previously allocated to the Lake Chad Basin crisis, bringing overall EU humanitarian aid to over seventy million Euros for the region in 2016.