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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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What we miss while in Nigeria, by Cameroonian refugees

Cameroonian refugees

Cameroonian refugees who were staying in Abande, a Benue State border community with Cameroon, have said they were missing their natural food items. The refugees, who were relocated to Anyake, Kwande Local Government Area of the state recently by the United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) in conjunction with the Benue State Government, said they missed their natural food service, ...

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Indian council wants UN intervention over human rights violations in Mexico

António Guterres

The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Yaqui Tribe Traditional Authorities of Loma de Bácum, in Sonora, México on Monday, May 28, 2018, filed an Urgent Action to various UN Special Rapporteurs requesting their intervention to halt ongoing human rights violations being carried out by the government of México against that community. Among the examples presented in the Urgent ...

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1.2b children face poverty, conflict, discrimination – Report

Displaced children

No fewer than 1.2 billion children are threatened by poverty, conflict, or discrimination against girls, Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said in a report. In its second annual “End of Childhood Index,” published recently, the London-based charity said more than 153 million children lived in countries where they faced all three threats. The situation for children in 95 ...

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Benue asked to provide farmlands to IDPs to tackle food insecurity


A call has been made to the Benue State Government to provide farmlands to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state as a means of curbing imminent food shortage. Making this call on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Makurdi at the Action Vision Group (AVG) and Action Innovation Group (AIG) meeting organised by Synergos, Assistant Rural Institution Gender and Youth Mainstreaming (ARIGYMO) ...

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