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UN releases $2.7 million to help cyclone-hit ‘Somaliland’


Following a visit to a cyclone-hit community in “Somaliland”, the United Nations has released close to $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year’s worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding. “Somaliland”, officially the Republic of Somaliland, is a self-declared state internationally recognised as an autonomous region ...

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Ondo partners NAPTIP to eradicate child trafficking, labour

Child labour

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Ondo State is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to eradicate child trafficking and child labour in the state. Mrs Omowumi Olatunji-Edet, the State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, made this known on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at a one-day training/consultative meeting ...

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South Sudan rebels release 210 child soldiers

Child soldier

About 210 child soldiers were released by rebel groups in South Sudan’s Pibor area, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday, May 18, 2018. Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan, said in a statement issued in Juba, the nation’s capital, that they were released on Thursday. “Every time a child is released and able to return to ...

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Commission constitutes team of experts to stabilise, revitalise Chad basin

Lake Chad

A team of experts from the Lake Chad Commission charged with proffering stabilisation and revitalisation strategies for the Lake Chad Basin on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 visited the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, Borno State. According to a statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesman of the command, the team was led by Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi, a gender ...

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Stop attacks on children, UNICEF appeals to warring parties


With defenceless children increasingly targeted in conflicts, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on all warring parties around the globe to comply with international law and keep them safe from harm. In the first four months of 2018 alone, hundreds of children lost their lives and many more wounded in countries ranging from the Central African Republic to ...

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CSOs decry lack of basic facilities in Benue IDPs camps

Fidelity Bank IDPs

The Benue Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Coalition on Monday, May 14, 2018 decried the absence of basic amenities in the eight Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state. The coalition conveyed its dissatisfaction in a statement which was given to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, the state capital. NAN reports that Benue CSO is a network of ...

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Flooding displaces 220,000 in Somalia


Heavy rains in Somalia’s Juba and Shabelle river basins continue to cause flash and riverine flooding displacing an estimated 220,000 people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday, May 11, 2018. Jens Laerke, Deputy spokesperson for OCHA, said at a regular UN briefing that a total of 718,000 people have been affected by the ...

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‘Up Against Trafficking’ campaign launched in Maiduguri

Up Against Trafficking

“Up Against Trafficking”, a campaign that is aimed at protecting Boko Haram victims from sex trafficking, has been officially launched in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, in northeast Nigeria. At least 200 women and children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Madinatu and Bulumkutu, where girls have reported how they were approached by human traffickers who took them ...

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Benue lauds Fidelity Bank for corporate social responsibility presence

Fidelity Bank

Benue State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Ladi Isigbe, has commended Fidelity Bank Plc. for its corporate social responsibility presence in Makurdi, the state capital. The commissioner, who spoke on Thursday, 26th April, 2018 at Benue State Rehabilitation Centre, Apir-Makurdi when Fidelity Bank Plc., under the auspices of their Corporate Social Responsibility’s “Helping Hands Programme” donated various ...

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Banks coordinate support for economic migration, forced displacement

Spring Meetings

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) launched a new platform to enhance their collaboration on economic migration and forced displacement on Friday, April 20, 2018 on the margins of the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The platform will advance strategic dialogue and operational coordination to maximise the impact of MDBs’ growing engagement in these two areas. While economic migration and forced ...

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