The United Nation High Commission for Refugees UNHCR and its humanitarian partners launched an inter-agency funding appeal of 157 million dollars for people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.
Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly Clements, said at the appeal launch in Niamey that “the Boko Haram crisis lingers on and is far from over.
The 47 UN agencies, including the UNHCR, and humanitarian organisations participating in the 2018 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan will provide support to some 208,000 Nigerian refugees.
The agencies would also provide support for 75,000 of the Nigerian refugees’ hosts in Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
She said since it started in 2013, the Boko Haram conflict has internally displaced another 2.4 million people in north-east Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
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