UN allocates US$9mn to aid those displaced by Boko Haram insurgency

Nigeria Camp 2Northeast Nigeria has been hit by an insurgency sparked by Boko Haram. (Image source: Roberto Saltori/Flickr)The UN said in a statement that it has allocated US$9mn to help people displaced in northeast Nigeria by an insurgency sparked by Boko Haram

The assistance includes US$2mn in support to the UN Humanitarian Air Service for frontline responders, the UN statement said.

“The crisis continues to displace thousands of vulnerable women, children and men every week. Many have gone through unspeakable hardship and the UN and its partners remain committed to help alleviate their suffering,” said Edward Kallon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria.

The insurgency sparked by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has led to the death of over 20,000 and displaced about 2mn people.

The US$9mn will help fund 15 projects supporting humanitarian rapid response in areas affected by conflict-related displacements, particularly in the northern parts of Borno, along the Maiduguri-Monguno axis.

The funds will also be used to help scale up the response near the border with Cameroon in eastern Borno and northern Adamawa where about another 30,000 have arrived after military operations.

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