Humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in the North-East
Two food-aid projects amounting to 850.000 euros and funded by France will start in June 2016
Given the situation in the North-East of Nigeria, France is seeking to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of internally displaced people. Within the framework of the food-aid plan 2016, the French Embassy decided to grant a financial support to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Action Against Hunger (ACF) for implementing two projects. They will respectively receive 500.000 euros and 350.000 euros for the following projects:
ICRC : food assistance and support for agricultural production for the civilian population in Borno State (Maiduguri and around Lake Chad) and Adamawa State
ACF : emergency food security and livelihood interventions for IDPs and crisis affected population in Yobe State (Fika local government area)
On May 2nd 2016 at the French Embassy, the Ambassador of France, Denys Gauer, with Karl Anton Mattli, head of delegation of ICRC in Nigeria.
On May 17th 2016 at the French Embassy, the Ambassador of France, Denys Gauer, and Yannick Pouchalan, country director of ACF Nigeria.
France will also support the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on a psychosocial support and access to justice project in favor of affected populations in the North East.