UN Seeks $820 Million for Crises in Central, West Africa

January 25, 2016 2:24 PM

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The United Nations and partners are appealing for more than $820 million to help refugees and others affected by violence in Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic.

A U.N. statement Monday said it and Cameroon are appealing for $282 million to provide protection and assistance to 1.1 million people affected by violence from Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists and malnutrition compounded by flooding and recurrent drought.

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