The UNFPA is a UN agency which focuses on curbing child marriage, unwanted pregnancies and also provides supplies and services to victims.
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While pledging to give emergency reproductive health care and psychosocial counseling and support” to the recently rescued girls UNFPA’s Deputy Representative in Nigeria, Eugene Kongnyuy, said the funding cuts had already hurt the agency’s ability to help kidnapped women and girls recover after being freed by Boko Haram.
Kongnyuy said, “We receive fewer funds so our capacity to respond now is limited.
Nigeria’s President Buhari meets the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls in Abuja.
“The United States used to contribute funding to our regular resources. This year we requested $1m from the US government for our gender-based violence program in the North-East, and initially it was approved.
“A few days ago, we were informed that the funding would not come. We could have used that money to respond quicker to the needs of the recently released girls.”