EU Moves to Address Major Crisis in North-East Nigeria

The European Commission has announced a support package of €143 million for recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis. A large proportion of the Borno population has little or no access to clean water, sanitation, shelter, education, primary healthcare (60% of health infrastructure is either destroyed or damaged), and is food insecure. Large parts in Borno state remain under threat from Boko Haram.



The package combines short-term EU humanitarian aid with long-term development support to help those in the affected area, which has been devastated by the terror campaign of Boko Haram.