The United States has agreed to contribute $9 million in humanitarian aid to the Nigerian government’s disaster response activities in Northeast Nigeria.
In a statement published on the US government website Monday said the funds would be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration.
The US government explained that the funds will be utilized to provide emergency shelter, water and sanitation, psychosocial support services, and cash to populations affected by floods from the ongoing rainy season across Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States.
“The United States will continue to stand with the people of Nigeria to mitigate the effects of climate change and address the impacts of more frequent natural disasters. We have a long history of providing humanitarian assistance across the country,” said USAID Mission Director Anne Patterson.
From 2021 to 2022 alone, the United States provided over $356 million in lifesaving, multi-sector assistance to people most affected by conflict and food insecurity.