Support to internally displaced populations in the North-East of Nigeria
On 24th November 2014, the Ambassador of France, Mr Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, signed an agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the implementation of a project in support to internally displaced populations (IDPs) in the North-East of Nigeria.
Entitled “Psychosocial support and community mobilization for conflict-induced displaced populations in the North-East Nigeria”, this project will be carried out by the IOM, in partnership with different international, national and local actors. It aims at responding to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the region and at meeting the needs of displaced populations converging in refugee camps and host families and/or communities.
It is jointly supported by France and Germany and will be implemented in the State of Adamawa.
Planned on a 12-month period (1 December 2014 - 30 November 2015), for a total amount of approximately 535 000 €, the project will target 13 200 direct beneficiaries and 50 000 indirect beneficiaries.
The French contribution will be devoted to the most vulnerable IDPs: children, teenagers and victims of gender-based violence (GBV). It will be used for the organization of activities that bring a direct psychosocial support to IDPs and for building the capacities of the national and local actors in meeting the needs of these vulnerable people.
Dedicated to “marginalized zones and their vulnerable populations”, this project falls into the framework of the action plan defined at the Elysée summit on security in Nigeria.
Its launch comes only one month after the joint visit, the first one in sub-Saharan Africa, of the French and German ministers for foreign affairs, Mr Laurent Fabius and Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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The Ambassador of France, Mr Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, with Mrs Enira Krdzalic, IOM’s chief of mission in Nigeria.