Posted On February 24, 2017 By In None With 72 Views

14 countries pledge $672 mn in aid for Lake Chad region: Oslo

Oslo, Feb 24, 2017 (AFP)

Donor countries meeting in Oslo on Friday pledged $672 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid for people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region, which has been hard hit by Boko Haram, hosts Norway said.
The amount was pledged over three years, and was aimed at helping 10.7 million people in need. The UN has previously said it hoped to raise $1.5 billion in 2017 for the region, which includes Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

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