The United Nations has earmarked the sum of $2.1 billion to be given out as grants to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock in a chat with journalists in Abuja where he stated that the grants is to help victims of the insurgency to recover and build their lives.
Mr Mowcock added that alongside the UNDP Administrator, Ashim Steiner they had visited high-risk locations around Borno and the Lake Chad region and stressed that, “The UN remains very committed to working with the government to meet humanitarian needs.”
Lowcock added that out of the $2.1 billion the international community has pledged that $300 million would be channelled towards meeting immediate humanitarian needs.
He added that this is aimed at ensuring a quick recovery process among displaced persons who are now returning home to pick up the pieces of their lives after the ravages of Islamist insurgency in the region.