Donor countries who met in Oslo raised $869 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid to address the humanitarian woes caused by Boko Haram terrorists in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UN says the eight-year conflict between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram militants has devastated the region.
The amount was pledged over three years and was aimed at helping 10.7 million people in need.
The UN has previously said it hoped to raise $1.5 billion in 2017 for the region, which includes Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-petter Kjemprud, told the New Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the conference was hosted by Norway in conjunction with Nigeria and Germany to support aid operations in the region.
According to him, the humanitarian crisis in the North East made Nigerian government to approach the international community to ask for assistance.
Kjemprud said: “Your own government and the Norwegian Government brought the initiative of the humanitarian conference.
“It was basically for Nigeria because bulk of the conflicts was from North East in Borno.
“So we arranged this conference with the UN and the outcome so far from the appeal made by the UN to the global community is encouraging.”