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110 girls unaccounted for in Yobe school attack, says government

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government  on Sunday, February 25, 2018 confirmed that 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical School, Dapchi are unaccounted for in the Boko Haram attack on the school last Monday. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to newsmen in Damaturu after a closed door meeting between a Federal Government delegation,Yobe State Government, security agencies, community leaders and ...

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EU increasing suffering of African migrants trying to cross the Sahara – Red Cross


Europe is increasing the suffering of African migrants trying to cross the Sahara, the Red Cross chief said, urging lawmakers not to put security above human rights. Francesco Rocca, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),  met migrants in Niger who said they were stranded, unable to head north to Europe or return home. ...

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UNDP to deliver school, houses, shops to Borno IDPs

Samuel Bwalya

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, says the agency will donate houses, school and health centre to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngwom, Borno State. Bwalya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Ngwom, an agrarian community in Mafa Local Government Area, fell victim to violent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. He ...

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Addressing humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria

internally displaced persons

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says more than 8.5 million persons are in dire need of life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria. According to its recent report, no fewer than 6.9 million displaced persons are targeted for assistance out of the number. The ...

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Global summit highlights solutions to end violence against children

violence against children

Globally, up to one billion children aged 2-17 years – or one in two children – have suffered physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, February 9, 2018 that it would be joining global efforts next week aimed at promoting solutions, and reinforcing global commitments, to end all ...

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$1.06b UN scheme to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’

internally displaced persons

Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, and tackle acute hunger in 26 countries. “The reality is that while the lives of millions of people were saved thanks to ...

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UN unveils 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for northeast

Edward Kallon

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Nigeria on Thursday, February 8, 2018 unveiled the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan to support 6.1 million people affected by insurgency in the northeast states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, said at the plan presentation in Abuja that the initiative would gulp ...

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World failing to stop war on children, says UNICEF

Child soldiers

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has described January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa. UNICEF also said the violence has had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks, or freezing to death as they fled active warzones. “It is simply unacceptable that children continue being killed and ...

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Boko Haram: Over 300,000 displaced Nigerians taking refuge in neighbouring countries


The Minster of State, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmad, on Monday, February 5, 2018 said no fewer than 300,000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are taking refuge in Cameroun, Chad and Niger. She made the disclosure at the Special Town Hall Meeting for Military and Security Agencies in Maiduguri, Borno State. She said 8.5 million persons were ...

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Millions of children in crisis zones face ‘bleak future,’ UN warns

Displaced children

Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving assistance to them, “they face an increasingly bleak future,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday, January 30, 2018 while launching a $3.6 billion emergency appeal. According to UNICEF, ...

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