Softly, softly: the humanitarian schemes aimed at countering Boko Haram

Softly, softly: the humanitarian schemes aimed at countering Boko Haram


By Obinna Anyadike, Editor-at-Large

ABUJA , 6 February 2015 (IRIN) - Northeast Nigeria faces a double curse – Boko Haram and deep poverty. Now the government and some private philanthropists are deliberately linking the two by rolling out schemes to provide economic opportunities and humanitarian support as antidotes to militancy.

IRIN takes a look at some of these initiatives:

The Presidential Initiative for Northeast Nigeria (PINE)

PINE is basically a US$25 million* Marshall P...


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