According to media reports, thousands of men, women and children in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, are sleeping on the streets, in cars and in churches after they were illegally evicted by military forces from Abonnema Wharf, following orders from Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to clear the area. The evictions began on 27 June 2012.
The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme for Nigeria for the period 2008-2013 was launched in November 2009. The new development cooperation strategy formulated jointly with the Federal Republic of Nigeria has an allocation of EUR 677 million for the period 2008-2013 to fund programmes and projects in three focal areas — peace and security, governance and human rights, trade and regional integration — and in several non-focal areas involving key development issues such as climate change, health, and cultural, scientific and technical cooperation.
Is the EU monitoring the current crisis in Port Harcourt? What can the EU do to help?