EU Pledges €201 Million Humanitarian Aid For Nigeria, Others

The European Union (EU) has pledged a significant €201 million humanitarian aid package to address the critical situation faced by millions in Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad regions. This funding aims to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable populations across several countries, including Nigeria.

The announcement was made by the EU’s Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, during the Senior Officials Meeting on Sahel and Lake Chad in Brussels. The EU emphasized the urgency of the crisis and urged the international community to join their efforts.

The allocated funds will be distributed as €26.9 million to Burkina Faso, €21 million to Cameroon, €24 million to Mali, €24.6 million to Niger, and €31.5 million to Nigeria.

Chad’s aid includes €57.9 million and additional funds for consequences of the Sudan conflict and an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge operation, while Mauritania’s €5.7 million includes reinforcement for Malian refugees.

The Commissioner added that the funding will target critical areas like food security, malnutrition treatment, healthcare, water, sanitation, hygiene, shelter, and education.

Additionally, the EU stated that they will facilitate the transportation of humanitarian personnel and supplies to remote areas.

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