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U.S. to Donate $639 Million to Nigeria, Other Nations facing Starvation

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U.S. to Donate $639 Million to Nigeria, Other Nations facing Starvation

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million to help people facing starvation due to drought and conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

According to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nigeria will receive $121 million, Yemen will receive $191 million, South Sudan will receive $199 million dollars and Somalia will receive $126 million.

“With this new assistance, the United States is providing additional emergency food and nutrition assistance, life-saving medical care, improved sanitation, emergency shelter and protection for those who have been affected by conflict,” USAID said in a statement.

Jenkins added that conflicts in all the four countries had made it difficult to reach some communities in need of food and USAID was also concerned about the situation in southern Ethiopia.

According to Vanguard, the new funding brings to $1.8 billion aid promised by the U.S. for fiscal year 2017 for the crises in the four countries where the United Nations had estimated more than 30 million people needed urgent food assistance.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP) estimate, “$109 million people around the world will need food assistance this year, up from 80 million last year, with 10 of the 13 worst-affected zones stemming from wars and man-made crises. If we didn’t receive the funding we needed immediately that 400,000 to 600,000 children would be dying in the next four months,” David Beasley, Executive Director, WFP said.

Beasley added that the agency had worked hard with the White House and the U.S. government to secure the funding, but Trump insists that other countries contributed more as well.

42 Comments

  1. Agu

    July 9, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Nigeria does not need any financial aid what we need is American business come and invest there businesses in Nigeria. Nigerian government is capable of fight terrorism with there own resources. this money now will go into the wrong hands.

  2. The Real Oma

    July 9, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Right. What’s the catch ?

  3. Anonymous

    July 9, 2017 at 2:11 am

    That money won’t get to the people @ Donald trump. 10months no salary paid, first time in my life thought of committing suicide came to me . i’m depressed because my family and I could barely feed. My 5 year old cried all day because of food. This government/ nation has reduced people nothing.

    • Tincan

      July 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Please do not despair. Is there a family member that could help you? Stay strong for your daughter. This too shall pass. And if BN is willing to step facilitate, perhaps I could help…

    • Emos

      July 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Please dont contemplate it. I know your pride is challenged but can your church or mosque assist with food? We can no longer continue to rely on government/companies for paychecks, it get more serious as we get older. We will have to implement our own individual ways of making money….farming, catering, house repairs, security service, home tutoring services, etc. Whereever your talent lies once you get the miney the govt owes you remember to focus on your own way to make money. Please remember, the pain your family will face without you in their lives will be hundredfold your current temporary suffering and will never leave them. I too have been without work for 8months, it is no joke. Our tests will become our testimony in Jesus name Amen. God be with you my dear brother.

      Meanwhile, the Nigerian woman (and others like her) who recently hosted a heartless and shameless $5million wedding for her son, should use some of the Nigerian oil money she enjoys to help create employment for her countryfolk.

    • Lol

      July 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Oh no do you have a bank account number?

  4. nnenne

    July 9, 2017 at 2:16 am

    So who is getting this money in Nigeria? Let’s stop generalizing!

    • Information

      July 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      People in Nigeria do get these money, they are channeled through NGOs, for example Tuberculosis test, drugs and treatment are free in public health facilities in Nigeria due to the funds from the US government USAID and Global Funds. There are other important interventions that are Carted for by these funds examples of NGOs in Nigeria are Save the children, KNCV, FHI, MSH, ARFH, SFH, EHealthAfrica.

      The real question is why do a country as rich in resources as Nigeria have to apply for Funds.

  5. TheTruth

    July 9, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Let’s see if that money will reach the people. Nigeria we hail thee!

  6. Ottawa Queen

    July 9, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Una just they waste your money. it’s definitely going into the hands of the fantastically corrupt leaders.

    • nene+

      July 9, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Can you see what govt have reduced us to? Starving nation grouped among S.Sudan,Somalia,Yemen…..? Before you start yelling USA have always given aids to Nigeria, listen up! We were never this hungry..!! The aids were Vaccines,medical support, supplements
      As a matter of fact it should be shared among 80% of the entire famished Nigerian people in all the regions.
      Mind you the starvation is felt in Abuja,Lagos, Portharcout every where.the anonymous who stated the child cried all night is not in the North East. The havoc caused by boko haram is almost like a childsplay when compared to the wreck by fulani heads men. Have you forgotten agatu have IDPs. I hope they will be remembered.
      If Ghana, Togo,Cameroon, Kenya,Cite De voire are not here it is a shame Nigerians.

  7. Wow

    July 9, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Oh please don’t!!! It won’t get to the right hands. ?

  8. Shai

    July 9, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Another Millions of dollars going into the bottomless pockets of the looters. At the end, we shall all be judged accordingly.

  9. Victor Adegoke

    July 9, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Our Govt mismanaged our resources. Will the money get to the people that really needs it or it finds its way in the hands of the corrupt politicians.

  10. Sheri

    July 9, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Unless you come to Nigeria and place the money DIRECTLY into the hands of those suffering…omo mehn. KO LE WERK.

  11. Mummybobo

    July 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Plz @donald trump DONT DO IT, the money that the EFCC have recovered is more than that money, yet pple are still suffering. DONT GIVE ANY MONEY TO NIGERIA, IT WONT GET TO THE RIGHT NIGERIANS that truely need it.

  12. Letty

    July 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

    This money will rest in the hands of the plutocrats.and fulani herdsmen..poor masses living in grinding poverty will not see it..donald is excited that nigeria is one of 3 countries that gave him high approval ratings of over 50%…you say nice things about him he’ll do nice things for you

    • nnenne

      July 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

      @ Letty. .. The irony. Is that the Nigerians who gave him the approval, who got killed for celebrating him, the Igbos, may likely not see the money.
      North East is the only place with poor people in Nigeria ! According to Buhari

  13. Nene

    July 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

    These people keep enabling. Africa has been getting money for years and we have money but no accountability. The money will disappear

  14. Keke driver

    July 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Money that’ll end up in private accounts.

  15. Anonymous

    July 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

    @ tincan my family is even depending on me so no one to help. Been looking for who to buy my refrigerator since yesterday. This is my number 08022012797.

    • nene+

      July 9, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Don’t sell your properties. You need them. They empower you. Stay strong. Help will come.

  16. bruno

    July 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    nigeria a beggar nation. with all out natural resources we are still begging and collecting aid from oyinbo people. shameful

    america I don’t know why u are wasting ur money. ur citizens need this money. college loans,house mortgages etc this money will be better spent on ur citizens than a useless nation like nigeria.

    beggy beggy country with all the crude oil we have. shame on all our leaders.

    we were begging under gej and we are still begging under buhari and we will continue to beg under saraki or who ever enters office next, till the end of time we would continue begging.
    a beggar nation.

  17. Anonymous

    July 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    3031355864, Firstbank. Thank you very much for saving a household from starvation. God bless you richly.

    • personwife

      July 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Hi

      I am in the UK. Need your full names to send you money from here. Please drop your email address so I can get your full names of you.

  18. Joseph

    July 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    it won’t even reach Nigeria

  19. Chuck Ghainard

    July 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Oh mine. Some Sunni Muslim governor is salivating somewhere in Nigeria. Just like a so called Christian governor who exhorts the people to pray for God” blessing. This money will take the place of miserly allocation for capital expenditure elsewhere which will now be embezzled. . How did that come to be in Nigeria? Answer, Sunni Muslim military leaders seized the instruments of government and for years were unaccountable to nobody but themselves . They created resiliently corrupt institutions which time gradually pervaded the entire nation.. Nigeria is a corrupt country.. The US should not just give money, without tieing the gift to accountability in Nigeria’s political. and economic institutions From Philadelphia to Fresno to Compton, inner city disadvantaged American populations have more use for that money than punk ass Nigeria

  20. Anonymous

    July 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    @ Chioma I don’t know you but God sees your kind heart towards me and family. Thank you so much, am short of words. Am in tears right now, God will continue to be with you and yours. Thank you

  21. Maddtunez

    July 9, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This money will never get to the people

  22. Kenandakyns

    July 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Trump is giving this money to the Nigerian leaders not the Nigerian people

  23. Edem obot

    July 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    The poor masses our they once in pain , all the problems we are seeing as a result of years of corruption in our system I think this has cut across all strata from the local govt council to presidency and has eaten so deep at a point of breaking now. We can still get this help, let the money go through US consulate NOGs like Red cross should send proposals what and how they can deliver food and medical supplies to the needy with out the ffunds passing through any govt institutions.

  24. Edem obot

    July 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I believe we still love this country, but does it mean this issues of corruption there is no solution? Can true and fiscal federalism help that all state run their own business and give little to the center, then when u eat your cake ur people Will know who to hold accountable for not pointing fingers, like the elite class in South East are looking stupid before their people as IPO dictating and giving orders in the land.

  25. Sisi

    July 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    What is going on in those 3 other countries in comparison to plight of mainly Northern Nigeria is not comparable. The powers that be never change – their strategies remain the same and their interests carefully aligned and forever number 1 priority. I noticed the UK ambassador in Kwara state last week visiting Mr Saraki? Conincidence or power moves being played out before our very eyes? Still woke my people. Colonialism is apparently over but the exploitation continues. They prop up and they dismantle, the bribe and they coerce. Such a shame. Whilst aid money surely has saved millions of lives it doesn’t come without its drawbacks.

  26. Omos B Prince

    July 9, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Please please Nigerian do not want aid. They Will derverse it for their personal pockets. However foreign aid are bait we don’t need it.

  27. funmilola

    July 9, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    This is annoying,how can Nigeria be placed in the same category with Sudan ,Yemen…..?
    How did we get here?
    Corrupt leaders of course!

  28. [email protected]

    July 9, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    @POTUS, the Nigerian share of this fund is better spent arming ordinary Citizen to make a demand for change from their leaders.

  29. Anonymous

    July 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

    @Lol, yes my account number is 3031355864 Firstbank. Thank you

    • Nuna

      July 10, 2017 at 10:04 am

      I just sent you something. Please take care of your little girl. God bless

  30. Anonymous

    July 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    @Amaefule tears won’t stop rolling down my eyes. I know thank you is not good enough but I just want to say thank you. My mom was so overwhelmed, she can’t stop praying for you in tears because she’s going to get her blood pressure medication today from the money. God will bless you richly, thank you so much.

  31. Anonymous

    July 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    @ E/ifiemi thank you for your support. God bless you. Am really grateful to you. I don’t even know how or what to say, my situation was really hopeless, no one to help. Thank you so much, so overwhelmed.

  32. Anonymous

    July 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    E/ifiemi, thank you God bless you. My situation was really frustrating and hopeless. Thank you, thank you. As you have stood up for me and my household in time of need, there will never be a need in your household. Thank you once again!

  33. Anonymous

    July 11, 2017 at 6:43 am

    @ personwife, [email protected]. thank you

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