Boko Haram UN appeals for $174M for victims of Islamist group attacks

The organisation is appealing for the funds to help Nigerian refugees who've fled to neighboring nations following militant attacks.

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The United Nations have appealed for funds to the tune of $174 million for victims of Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram attacks.

The organisation is appealing for the funds to help Nigerian refugees who've fled to neighboring nations following militant attacks.

According to Liz Ahua, who's coordinating Nigerian refugee efforts for the U.N:

"Displaced people in northeastern Nigeria and across borders are in a very dramatic situation, they fear for their lives and are at this point unable to return to their homes. In the refugee camps, thousands of school-age refugee children cannot attend school because of lack of classrooms and teachers"

She said further:

"Adequate funding is crucial to make sure aid agencies can improve the living conditions for refugees in asylum countries and respond to their protection needs. We relocate refugees away from the conflict border areas, and establish additional refugee camps where needed"

CNN reports that aid agencies are scrambling to provide the refugees with clean water, shelter, food and access to education.

The appeal encompasses the needs of 23 agencies and nongovernmental organizations helping the refugees.

Attacks from the terrorist group has sent 192,000 people seeking shelter in Cameroon, Niger and Chad with an additional 1.2 million people displaced within Nigeria as a result of the insurgency.

 

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