UN Sign $10.5m Grant Deal To Assist IDPs In Nigeria.

UN Sign $10.5m Grant Deal To Assist IDPs In Nigeria.

Today, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF and the World Health Organization signed a 10.5 million-dollar grant agreement to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the nation’s North East.

Speaking on behalf of the agencies, Mrs Ratidzal Ndhlovu, said they were “delighted to sign such agreement, called “Integrated Humanitarian Assistance for Northeast Nigeria.” Insurgency remains the biggest security challenge in Nigeria, and it has affected 24.5 million people.”

“Since the insurgency started we have witnessed an upsurge against civilians, schools, religious houses as well as mass abduction of women and children”

Lamenting on the very bad conditions of the IDPs, Mrs Ratidzal promised that the partners would do their best to ensure that Adamawa, Borno and Yobe had access to basic primary health facilities.

She noted that the IDPs would be needing lots of psychosocial support, reproductive health support, communicable and non communicable disease control and nutrition, as well as the elimination of gender-based violence.

Speaking on behalf of the United States, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. James Entwistle, said the insurgency in the northeast part of Nigeria had created a complex economic crisis that has affected millions of people. Entwistle said that along with other international partners U.S. was proud to support Nigeria in its fight against insurgency and terrorism. “The Unites State welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to taking necessary action to end insurgency,” he said.

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