EU Backs Nigeria, Others With €138m To Tackle Displacement, Environmental Degradation

Fight against environmental degradation and other crises fueling human displacement in Nigeria and three other countries within the Lake Chad Region might have been boosted, as the European Union had announced a new funding of 138m for humanitarian assistance and development for the region.

The said amount is part of an overall EU aid package for the region worth 232 million.

To benefit from this aid, expected to fix some social and environmental issues include Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

According to a statement last week in Abuja by the Press Officer to Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Modestus Chukwulaka, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, made the announcement recently while speaking at the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin.

Germany, Nigeria, Norway and the United Nations hosted the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region, which brought together 27 nations, 24 regional and international organizations and representatives of national and international civil society.

 

Source: Daily Independence

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