The Commission has allocated €2.25 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, to help these countries address the consequences of the major floods affecting the region this year. The most affected areas are northeast Nigeria, southern Nigeria, Chad’s capital N’Djamena and the Lac region, and the far north of Cameroon.
The projects to be supported under this emergency funding will focus on shelter; cash assistance; water, sanitation and hygiene; and the management of camps.
Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič said: “The longer rainy season, combined with the fact that rivers have flooded over, intensified the effects of the current wave of floods. More than 1.6 million people have been displaced due to the floods in the three countries. These people urgently need humanitarian assistance, especially shelter, access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.”
Humanitarian needs in the Sahel, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad are on the rise due to the combined effect of increasingly violent conflicts, deep poverty, climate change, and unprecedented food insecurity and malnutrition.
The EU helps provide shelter, emergency food and nutritional aid, access to health care and clean water, treatment for malnourished children, and protection for the most vulnerable. In addition, our funding ensures safe access to education for the children affected by armed conflicts, and includes disaster risk reduction initiatives.
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