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UNICEF identifies 240,000 out-of-school children in Zamfara

Displaced children

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) said it had identified 240,560 out-of-school children in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Zamfara State. The affected LGAs are Bukkuyum, Maradun and Zurmi The Chief of UNICEF in charge of Sokoto Field office, Mohameden Fall, disclosed this on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Zurmi at the launching of cash transfer disbursement to ...

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Nigeria asked to enact policies to better manage population

Eze Duruiheoma

Since the National Population Commission (NPC) revealed that the population of Nigeria has official reached 198 million, experts have lent their voices to its benefits to the economy. For instance, participants at the Vanguard Economic Discourse held in Lagos gave a word of caution over the spiralling head-count, saying that an uncontrolled population growth could derail Nigeria’s economic development. Themed ...

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UN condemns continuous attack on civilians in northeast Nigeria

displaced persons

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Yassine Gaba, on Monday, April 2, 2018 has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack near Belle Village in Maiduguri, Borno State. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abiodun Banire, the National Public Information Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Abuja. At least 34 civilians lost their lives ...

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CERD files action in support of Indigenous Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the National Council of Leaders of the KATRIBU, a national alliance of Indigenous organisations which includes the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), have filed a joint Urgent Action Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The submission requests urgent intervention by the CERD’s Urgent Action/Early Warning Procedure in ...

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Japan, UN move to the rescue of South Sudanese refugees

UN-Habitat Japan

Through the support of the Government of Japan, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has launched the project “Support to Hosting Communities Affected by South Sudanese Refugees in White Nile State”. The project aims to deliver safe, clean and accessible market places as centres for the hosting communities and South Sudanese refugees in Aljabalain Locality, White Nile State that ...

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UN welcomes Dapchi schoolgirls’ return

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the release of most of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted the by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The Secretary-General, in a statement issued in New York, called on the Federal Government to bring the abductors of the schoolgirls to justice. Guterres welcomed “the safe return today of most of the 110 girls abducted by suspected Boko ...

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World Bank warns of climate change-induced internal migration

Internal migration

The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050, creating a looming human crisis and threatening the development process, a new World Bank Group report finds But with concerted action – including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development ...

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International Happiness Day: Experts advise on mental health to avoid depression

International Day of Happiness

Counselling Psychologist, Network for Psychosocial Support, Africa (NPS-Africa), Ms Aisha Bubah, has advised Nigerians to take care of their mental health to avoid depression. Bubah said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Abuja to commemorate the International Happiness Day. “If one is in a happy state means less of ...

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Seven years of Syria’s health tragedy

civil defence fighter

After seven years of conflict in Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged populations. Attacks on the health sector have continued at an alarming level in the past year. The 67 verified attacks on health facilities, workers, and infrastructure recorded during the first two months ...

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UN seeks $80m to support refugees in Ethiopia

UN Refugee

Two United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of those in Africa. The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have said that food ration was cut by 20 per cent last year to below the 2,100 kilocalories ...

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