No fewer than 430,000 Poor Nigerians would benefit from the United Kingdom £7 million aid to immediately provide food, nutrition, water and shelter for vulnerable families in Nigeria.
A statement by the British High Commission in Nigeria, said the fund will be made available to Nigeria through the World Food Programme. It said the fund is estimated to reach 430,000 Nigerians with unconditional food assistance and nutrition support for 108 days.
It said the UK is also lobbying international donors to provide more funding and calling for all conflict parties to allow safe, sustained, and unhindered humanitarian access to all people in need of assistance; including 1.24m people the UN estimate are living in areas currently inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity in the northeast.
Gill Atkinson, the Acting High Commissioner at the British High Commission said: “I’m pleased that the UK is making this additional commitment of a further £7m in humanitarian aid in Nigeria. It demonstrates how dedicated we are to helping provide continued lifesaving support to people who need it in Nigeria.
“It is imperative we prevent a further deterioration in food insecurity in the NE and vital we work in partnership with the Nigerian government to mitigate further decline in the situation. We encourage other donors to do likewise. Thanks as ever go to our UN and NGO partners who deliver lifesaving UKAID on behalf of the well wishes of the British people.”