The German government in partnership with the World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund have unveiled a €40m resilience and essential services support in North-East Nigeria.

WFP announced this in a statement issued in Abuja,  stating that over 500,000 conflict-affected people would benefit from the new humanitarian and development package.

It said the package aimed at enhancing peace, increasing livelihood opportunities and providing education, health, nutrition, child protection, and sanitation support to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in Borno and Yobe states.

It said the programme was funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through German Development Bank, adding that children from zero to 23 months, pregnant women, school-age children, adolescent girls, female-headed households, and people with disability would be targeted under the resilience and social cohesion project.

It said the project would be implemented for three years by the WFP and UNICEF.

The statement read in part, “The multi-year project will leverage ongoing humanitarian support in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State and Shani LGA of Borno State, while also providing multi-sectoral interventions to address drivers of conflict and fragility.

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