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June 24, 2015

Abuja, Nigeria – The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, today announced the awarding of a $10.5 million grant by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in humanitarian assistance for internally displaced populations in the northeast. The grants will support the activities of the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve access to health care services for affected populations in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. With this new funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis is nearly $44 million.

Speaking during the grants signing ceremony, Ambassador Entwistle said, “As we look forward to Nigeria’s success, the United States remains committed to extending our partnership to support the Nigerian people’s vision to accelerate this country’s economic and social development.”

USAID Mission Director Michael T. Harvey signed the grants with the three UN agencies in the presence of Ambassador Entwisle and the governors of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe.

June 24, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                               June 11, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                                   PR-026/2015

 

United States Provides Additional Assistance to Displaced

Populations in Northeast Nigeria

 

June 24, 2015

The on-going conflict in Nigeria’s Northeast has created a complex humanitarian and economic crisis that has affected millions of people.  In addition to the 1.5 million people displaced from their homes, many more have shouldered the responsibility of supporting friends and family members who have fled the fighting.  Everyone in the Northeast has felt the economic impact of the insurgency as trade and agricultural production have stopped in many areas.  The challenge of responding to this situation is daunting for the affected communities and states, as well as the federal government.

May 14, 2015

USAID’s flagship agricultural project in Nigeria is under the U.S. Government's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, also known as Feed the Future.

May 14, 2015

As the 2015 general elections approach, political competition and Nigeria’s regional and ethnic tensions are on the rise. USAID[1] supports electoral and political processes through targeted assistance to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), domestic election observation efforts, and political party development. Current USAID elections assistance includes a focus on non-violence acknowledging that the 2011 elections were the most violent in Nigeria’s history with 800 fatalities in three days and over 65,000 displaced

March 26, 2015

The Nigerian government has signed a $100 million grant agreement with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), an initiative partially funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The grant will support Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Sokoto states to increase reading and writing skills, include more girls in basic education, and create a robust monitoring and evaluation system for the education sector.

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