Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Mark Lazarowicz Mark Lazarowicz Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to provide increased support to people displaced as a result of the violence by Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK has provided £1 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to deliver food, safe water, clothes, shelter material and other basic necessities to those people displaced following attacks by Boko Haram.

A further £1 million of UK funding is committed to the Nigerian Government’s “Safe Schools Initiative” to help protect children at school in North East Nigeria and provide schooling to children displaced by the violence. The UK has also contributed £1.7 million to the UN’s and EU’s relief efforts.

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