The Norwegian Government has committed an additional $4.5 million in support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s humanitarian activities in addressing the lingering crisis in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
The FAO Representative in Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States, Fred Kafeero, stated during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding ceremony between the UN body and the Norwegian government in Abuja.
Kafeero said the support from the government of Norway has amounted to $24 million, since the beginning of the crisis and it has reached over 1,198,077 conflict-affected people at present and still counting.
According to him, since 2017, the government of Norway, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been generously contributing to rebuilding the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities in North-East Nigeria that are affected by the now over-a-decade-long conflict.
The funding support is targeted at implementing an existing project aimed at scaling-up food security, nutrition and sustainable livelihoods in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Taraba.