UN Announces $10.5m New Funding For Flood Victims In Nigeria

“This will include people affected in the north-east of the country where people are reeling from the combined impact of floods, protracted conflict, rising hunger and a cholera outbreak.”

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UN Announces $10.5m New Funding For Flood Victims In Nigeria.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has announced a new funding plan of $10.5 million to support flood victims in Nigeria.

Farhan Haq, the Secretary-Deputy General’s Spokesperson, announced this at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

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According to Haq, Schmale announced the funding in a statement to help Nigeria, which was hit by unprecedented flooding, with more than 4.4 million people affected and 2.4 million displaced.

He said, “This new funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund will provide clean water, sanitation, health care, shelter and non-food items for people in the most affected states.

“This will include people affected in the north-east of the country where people are reeling from the combined impact of floods, protracted conflict, rising hunger and a cholera outbreak,” he said

The deputy spokesperson also stated that Schmale condemned the murder of a member of the humanitarian non-governmental organization Médecins du Monde in Damboa, Borno State.

“On behalf of the United Nations, Schmale conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the aid worker’s family and to her colleagues.

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“He also wished a speedy recovery to a pilot working with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) who was injured in the deplorable attack by an apparently rogue soldier.

“Schmale stressed that all humanitarian staff working in north-east Nigeria deserve our fullest respect for their courage and commitment to stay and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need in often difficult and dangerous circumstances. Humanitarian workers must be protected.”

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