Boko Haram UK to donate £6.7m to support victims

This was disclosed by the Press and Public Affairs Officer of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Joseph Abuku via a statement released after a visit by British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Anelay.

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The United Kingdom is expected to donate £6.7 million to provide support for millions of people who have been rendered homeless by Boko Haram in the North-East.

This was disclosed by the Press and Public Affairs Officer of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Joseph Abuku via a statement released after a visit by British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Anelay.

It reads:

“The Minister will discuss additional humanitarian support that the UK is providing in helping those affected by the fight against Boko Haram.”

“This includes £6.7 million to enable the government of Nigeria, as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), UN agencies and the Red Cross to deliver food assistance, education, sanitation and safe water, shelter material (as well as) other basic necessities.”

“The Minister will meet with the Bring Back Our Girls campaign and reiterate the importance of preventing gender based violence in conflict.”

“She will also visit UK sponsored projects that work to reduce intra-community conflict and violence against women and girls, promote community-government security dialogue and improve access to schooling.”

Meanwhile, the government of Australia also recently donated the sum of $3 million to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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