The UK has announced a £200 million donation to Nigeria to help in rebuilding the Northeast and rehabilitating victims affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
The support was disclosed by UK’s International Development Secretary, Priti Patel and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, during a visit to Borno state, on Wednesday.
UK is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the region. Also we are helping to avert famine and build stability and security after the destruction caused by Boko Haram.
It is catastrophic that at least 20,000 people have been murdered by Boko Haram’s terrorist and over five million people have been left hungry and many homeless.
We are leading the way on the international stage through our world-class development, defence and diplomacy, providing a lifeline to over 1.5 million people on the brink of famine, tackling Boko Haram and pushing for global aid reform to deliver help more effectively.
Also speaking, Johnson said, “Boko Haram has generated suffering, instability and poverty on a huge scale, with profound knock on effects far from Nigeria’s borders.
In Maiduguri I met casualties of Boko Haram violence, including bomb and gunshot victims, and saw for myself the displacement of people that brutality and poverty have created.
The UK government explained that the £200 million support is an allocation of DFID Nigeria’s budget for four years from 2018 – 2022, which is aimed at building on the existing £100 million of humanitarian support for 2017.topics from