Nigeria, others get $119.25m Canada humanitarian funds

The Canadian Government on Friday said it would provide 119.25 million dollars as funds in response to humanitarian crises in Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

This is contained in a statement from Ms Brittany Venhola-Fletcher, Spokesperson, Media Relations, Global Affairs Canada made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Global Affairs Canada manages the country’s diplomatic and consular relations, promotes its international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

The announcement, it stated, was made by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Mr Ahmed Hussen, on behalf of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau.

Hussingtree said 27.35 million dollars of the fund would be made available to Nigeria.

“It is estimated that in the three most impacted states of the northeast (Nigeria), 8.5 million people will require humanitarian assistance in 2017, of which 5.1 million are severely food insecure.

“Assistance for basic survival and protection is vital for displaced populations, host communities and vulnerable people across the northeast.”

Source: NAN

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