At least 11,820 cases and 382 deaths have been recorded in the affected states.
The European Union (EU) has retaken charge of providing intervention funds and humanitarian needs to vulnerable people and countries as the union allots new €500,000 from its Epidemics Tool to aid Nigeria in addressing the cholera epidemic in parts of the country. Press Officer, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Modestus Chukwulaka, revealed in a statement that the intervention would be mainly to those affected by the cholera outbreak in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
Chukwulaka said that in the affected states, around 1.6 million internally displaced persons and 1 million members of the local population are at risk, while at least 11,820 cases and 382 associated deaths have been recorded in the three states. EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič asserts that Nigeria has been facing several concurrent crises, such as the measles and malaria outbreaks, record levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, and catastrophic flooding, which the latter also negatively affects the spread of cholera in the country.
EU is recognized as the world’s leading humanitarian aid contributor.
However, it has been alleged that the country’s precarious security situation also contributes to increasingly challenging access conditions in several localities. According to Lenarčič, with the aid of the EU, the humanitarian partners of the union will strive to diminish morbidity and death through early detection, creation of awareness, health education, and case management. It is noteworthy that the EU has contributed 100,000 euros to Nigeria in the wake of the devastating floods that have swept across the country.
In addition, the European Union (EU) committed €700,000 in humanitarian aid to support the campaign against cholera outbreaks in Syria in October 2022. Likewise, the EU committed €100,000 for the cholera outbreak in Ethiopia and €1 million for the cholera outbreak in Haiti. It has been widely acknowledged that the European Union and its member states are the most prolific contributor to humanitarian aid globally. The provision of relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need worldwide.
EIB will support agri-food sector market access.
Likewise, earlier this year, the EU provided financial aid to Nigeria in the value of 1.29 billion euros ($1.3 billion), which was granted as part of the EU’s “Green Deal” initiative to support the diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its reliance on oil and will also be provided until 2027. It encompasses around 57 projects and primarily emphasizes increasing access to renewable energy sources and encouraging the growth of the agricultural sector in the nation.
Ultimately, the funding will help address some major concerning issues in the country, including nature-based measures to reduce climate change vulnerability, combating deforestation and desertification, and a waste-to-energy initiative in Cross River State. In parallel, the European Investment Bank (EIB) sovereign lending will support the country’s agri-food sector access to markets by financing rural roads, as well as climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) will aid different participants in Nigeria’s agricultural and energy sectors.
The union continues to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable people.
Furthermore, the union aims to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and artificial crises. With headquarters in Brussels and a global network of field offices, the European Union continues to support the most vulnerable people based on humanitarian needs. It has supported millions of victims of conflict and disasters annually through the Department of European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
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This is a good initiative by EU but all the money that this international organisations has been giving Nigeria doesn’t have much impact on the life of the citizens because of the corrupt practices of the people that manage the funds.If all the money has been utilise well,we shouldn’t still be talking of cholera by now.
We appreciate the European Union for the grant they have given unto us to check cholera. We need to help Nigeria to fight this disease. It is very important because it’s really becoming an outbreak.
Cholera at this present time the government need do more and there should be more awareness because of our lack of good hygiene,the government needs to be more pro active and provide good portable water and clean environment and we citizens need help ourselves.
This disease is killing people we have to be serious with it and find way to stop it before becoming big case for us for more people to be infected that lead to dealth thanks to EU for the grant given to us to fight this disease . and letting people know the cause of the disease so they can know how to afford it
We need to help Nigeria to fight this disease. It is very important because it’s really becoming an outbreak. Thanks to the the European Union for the grant they have given unto us to check cholera.
It’s commonly accepted that the European Union and its member states provide the greatest aid of any region in the world.
Nigeria is dealing with measles and malaria outbreaks, record food insecurity and hunger, and devastating floods, which worsens cholera.
its nice that Since the resumption of the cholera epidemic in some parts of Nigeria, the EU has resumed responsibility for allocating intervention funds and humanitarian needs to vulnerable people and countries through its Epidemics Tool.
We should be aware of the issues that are hurting the nation, such as the outbreaks of measles and malaria, record levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, and catastrophic flooding, the latter of which also has a detrimental impact on the spread of cholera in the country.
It has been hypothesized that the unstable security situation in the country is one of the factors that leads to the growing difficult access circumstances in a number of different areas.
It is common knowledge that the European Union and the countries that make up its membership are the most generous donors of humanitarian assistance on a worldwide scale.
It spans a wide range of initiatives and places a primary emphasis on expanding access to renewable energy sources and fostering the expansion of the agricultural industry across the country.
Because of the public’s current disregard for personal cleanliness, the government must take greater measures to ensure ready access to clean, readily transportable water.
We must take this deadly disease seriously and find a solution before it spreads and causes widespread death. We are grateful to the European Union for providing us with a grant to combat this illness.
Nature-based climate change mitigation, deforestation and desertification, and Cross River State’s waste-to-energy initiative will benefit from the investment.
Cholera should be taken serious. I don’t know why our government is not taking it serious, so many is gone.
Government please do the needful.
The European union has been very supportive to Nigerian in given is €100,000 for internally displaced persons due to flood and now €500,000 for people affected by cholera outbreak. They deserve our appreciations.
Its actually good to see that we are able to secure external help to address the issue of cholera from the outset level. We need to prevent any form of epidemic.
The European Union have been very supportive to Nigerian by their humanitarian aid, during the flood and chloera outbreak.
In the end, the funds will aid in addressing some extremely pressing problems in the nation, such as natural methods to lessen sensitivity to climate change.
The love and interest nations and individuals keep bestowing on Nigeria is incredible. Hopefully the government chanel all these funds to the appropriate quarters.