Stuart Symington the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, has declared the sum of $102 million in humanitarian aid to Nigeria.
The funds will be administered primarily through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID), Offices of Food for Peace (FFP) and Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), as well as the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
“These funds for Nigeria represent the vast majority of the U.S. government’s new $112 million infusions for the Lake Chad region,” the ambassador said.
In the National Conversation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus on Friday, the ambassador said the funds will care for the shelter, health and food security needs of populations in northeast Nigeria, who are battling with the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Our hope is that this new investment in humanitarian assistance will combine with the efforts of your government and people to move Nigeria forward on a path to peace and prosperity.” the ambassador said