Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri (image courtesy NAN)

Nigeria is to receive the sum of $2.1 billion from the United Nations as part of humanitarian aide in the country’s northeast region.

The organisation’s Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told newsmen in Abuja that the grants is to help victims of the insurgency build their lives.

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He added that alongside the UNDP Administrator, Ashim Steiner, they had visited high-risk locations around Borno and the Lake Chad region.

“The UN remains very committed to working with the government to meet humanitarian needs,” Lowcock said.

The United Nations official also said that out of the $2.1 billion the international community has pledged that $300 million would be channelled towards meeting immediate humanitarian needs.

According to him, the UN wants a quick recovery process among displaced persons.