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Global goal to end poverty by 2030 unlikely – World Bank

Jim Yong Kim

People living on less than $1.90 a day have fallen to record low of about 655 million – or nine per cent of the world’s population. Meanwhile, a global target of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met, the World Bank said on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Without significant shifts in policy, about 480 million people – ...

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Niger approves N60m relief package for flood victims

Abubakar Sani Bello

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Thursday, September 6, 2018 approved the release of over N60 million for provision of relief materials for victims of flood in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state. He gave the approval when delegates from the communities submerged by flood visited him to solicit government assistance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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Lake Chad crisis not over despite progress made, UN cautions


The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad region, millions continue to remain dependent on life-saving assistance. The top UN relief chief at the Berlin Conference on the Lake Chad Basin region on Monday, September 3, 2018 urged greater international support for the region to safeguard the ...

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EU releases €138m in humanitarian, devt funding for Lake Chad region

Lake Chad

The European Union on Monday, September 3, 2018 announced new funding of €138 million funding for humanitarian assistance and development in Lake Chad Region. According to a statement on Monday in Abuja, by the Press Officer to Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Modestus Chukwulaka, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides made the announcement speaking at the High-Level ...

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UNICEF calls for speedy regulation on child care, protection

Anthony Lake

The UNICEF Representative in Namibia, Rachel Odede, has called for the speedy regulation of the 2015 Child Care and Protection Act in the country. The representative said this in a statement on Monday following the mutilation and murder of a nine-year-old girl from Windhoek that occurred on Aug. 28. “UNICEF is devastated by the heart-breaking story of the mutilation and ...

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Human-animal conflict in Uganda as crocodile eats mother, baby


A crocodile attacked and ate a woman and her five-month-old baby, who had gone to fetch water from a lake in north-western Uganda, officials said on Monday, September 3, 2018. The attack on the shores of Lake Albert on Friday is yet another example of human-animal conflict in Africa. This is a situation where species often have to fight over ...

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Nigeria reaffirms $6.7b northeast reconstruction, rehabilitation, resettlement plan


The Federal Government says it has developed a N6.7 billion robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities. Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, said this at a side event tagged “Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region” at the UN headquarters in New ...

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CSDevNet, GERI advocate safe spaces for youths at Benue IDP camp

International Youth Day

In commemoration of the 2018 United Nations International Youth Day, Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (GERI) in partnership with Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), organised an interactive session for youths at one of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Benue State. The IDP Camp at Abagena in Makurdi was the venue of the activity held on Friday, August 17, 2018. ...

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World Humanitarian Day: UN, NEMA urge protection of humanitarian workers

Edward Kallon

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have called for the protection of humanitarian workers who have become targets and victims of conflicts. They made the call on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Abuja as they commenced activities to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day with the theme “Not a ...

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WFP distributes 7,340 fuel-efficient stoves to displaced women in Borno

Women moulding stoves3

The World Food Programme (WFP), in conjunction with its partner INTERSOS, has distributed fuel-efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families in Banki town, Borno State. According to a statement signed by Kelechi Onyemaobi, WFP’s National Communications Officer, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Abuja, the stoves were distributed under WFP’s Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Initiative. Onyemaobi said that ...

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