Over $160 million is on the way from international donors to save millions of lives of people displaced by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun and Niger Republic.
But the sum is a mere one third of the $542 required for the life saving project for the rest of this year.
The pledges were made at a high-level conference at the weekend on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting in New York.
The bulk of the donations are coming from Belgium, Italy, Britain and the United States.
Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer, the humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, called the Lake Chad Basin crisis one of the most acute emergencies in the world.
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