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Donors pledge $672m for tackling of Boko Haram crisis

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The Oslo Conference on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis realised $672 million in pledges from 14 donors on Friday.

The spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this at a press briefing in the Norwegian capital.

He said the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, welcomed the donors’ pledges.

Dujarric explained that the donors pledged $458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018.

He said, “The Secretary-General welcomes donor pledges made today at the conclusion of the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region,” the spokesman said at the briefing.

“He stresses the need for sustained support to humanitarian, human rights, development and security needs in the region.

“14 donors pledged $458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond.

“The conference also agreed to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises.

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