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MSF decries lack of shelter, sanitation for 5,000 IDPs in Borno

WHO IDP camp

A humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has decried the pathetic state of newly-arrived displaced persons in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Council of Borno State. MSF, otherwise called Doctors without Borders, expressed concern over lack of shelter and portable water to over 5,000 displaced persons, who recently arrived the town from the fringes of Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad Basin. ...

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UN, Ghana, Nigeria ‘Operation Eagle’ apprehends drug suspects


To tackle drug trafficking activities of organised crime groups operating in Nigeria and Ghana, simultaneous intelligence-led counter-narcotics operations targeting the movement of drugs were undertaken in both countries, supported by two United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) led projects, namely “CRIMJUST” and “Response to Drugs and Organised Crime in Nigeria”, both being funded by the European Union. The ...

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How drug abuse threatens future generations, by Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that drug abuse and trafficking could spell doom for Nigeria unless sustainable effort is made to transform the mindset of the nation’s future generation. Soyinka made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in a goodwill message during the Global Youth Action Day celebration in Nigeria, organised by Vision of the ...

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Action needed to end deadly clashes between herders, farmers – Guterres

Antonio Guterres

The United Nations stands ready to support efforts to resolve deadly clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in areas of West and Central Africa, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Thursday, June 28, 2018. More than 80 people in central Nigeria were killed in land disputes between the two sides this week. However, this has been a long-standing issue with ...

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815m people hungry globally – UN report


No fewer than 815 million people are hungry in the world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2018 has revealed. The report stated that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors to increased hunger and forced displacement, among other challenges. “For the first time in more than a decade, the number who are not getting enough to eat is trending ...

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World Refugee Day: UNHCR chief laments growing number of refugees worldwide

Cameroonian refugees

The High Commissioner, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Mr Philipo Grandi, has expressed worry that about 68.5 million people were currently living around the world as refugees. Grandi stated this in his address on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to mark the World Refugee Day at Anyake, Ikyurav-ya in Menev District, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, the ...

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World Refugee Day: UN chief urges ‘compassion’

Antonio Guterres

With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them. Guterres, who made the appeal in a message for the World Refugee Day, observed on June 20, said the number of refugees was roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand. The ...

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World Refugee Day: 68.5m people displaced globally – UNHCR

Filippo Grandi

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, said the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2017 rose to 68.5 million, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”. Grandi also said nearly three million more people were displaced year-on-year, citing ongoing, protracted violence around the globe and a lack of solutions to conflicts as reasons ...

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Constant dialogue, key to peace in Niger Delta, says Dokubo

Prof. Charles Dokubo

Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Porgramme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, has identified constant dialogue with critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta as a critical factor in ensuring peace in the region. Dokubo made this known while speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. “Let me tell you what I did in the first two months, the critical stakeholders in the ...

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World Day Against Child Labour: No under-18 should be toiling – Ryder

Child labour

No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 marking the World Day Against Child Labour. “Many suffer lifelong physical and psychological consequences. Their very lives can be at risk,” said International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General, ...

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