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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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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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