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Nigeria decries Cameroon’s denial of entry to 35,000 refugees

internally-displaced-persons-NEMA

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has expressed concern over Cameroonian authorities’ decision to deny entry to 35,000 displaced persons from Nigeria’s state of Borno. Women and children in a IDPs camp. The displacement was informed by the Boko Haram insurgency. Photo credit: channelstv.com Head of the commissioner, Sadiya Farouq, said while presenting relief items for the affected displaced persons ...

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A generation of unschooled Cameroonians, another generation of conflict?

Cameroon schools

Going to school in Cameroon Anglophone region has become a crime as an armed insurgency escalates, reports Arison Tamfu Hundreds of school children hiding in the bush have been unable to go to school for up to two years now In November last year, Martha Lum and her school mates were deeply asleep when the door of the dormitory abruptly ...

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Lake Chad: Dambazau solicits stakeholders’ support on humanitarian crisis

Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 solicited support of international donors and other stakeholders in alleviating humanitarian crisis around countries in Lake Chad Basin. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) Dambazau made the appeal at the second Regional Protection Dialogue on Lake Chad Basin in Abuja. He said that the cooperation of the ...

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UN seeks protection of 7.5m displaced in Lake Chad region

Lake Chad

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for urgent protection and humanitarian solutions for over seven million displaced persons across the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have also linked the Boko Haram insurgency to the ...

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UNHCR seeks protection of IDPs in Lake Chad region as insecurity heightens

Lake Chad

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for increased protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Lake Chad Region following heightened insecurity in Nigeria’s North East. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have also linked the Boko Haram insurgency to ...

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Forum on Lake Chad to develop comprehensive solutions framework

Lake Chad

The Ministry of Interior says the upcoming Second Regional Protection Dialogue on Lake Chad Basin will develop a framework for comprehensive solutions to tackle refugees’ challenges in the region. Lake Chad viewed from Apollo 7 Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulraham Dambazau (retd), announced this at a pre-conference news briefing on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Abuja. He said that evolving ...

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Indigenous Peoples testify on intergenerational health impacts of hazardous substances

UN Expert Group Meeting

An Expert Group (EGM) meeting was held from January 19 to 20, 2019 at the Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City, Mexico, to provide information to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, Mr. Baskut Tuncak. Participants at the UN Expert Group Meeting ...

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Finland ranks first in the Good Country Index

Sauli Niinisto

Finland ranked first in the Good Country Index published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Dr Jyrki Pulkkinen, said in a statement in Abuja. President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, was one of the first to sign the climate pledge Pulkkinen said the results of the Index indicated that, relative to its size, Finland ...

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UNICEF urges governments to place priority on children of the poor

Anthony Lake

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 urged government at all levels to pay more attention to children in poor communities in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve result. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF. Photo credit: ctvnews.ca Mohammed Fall, UNICEF Country Representative, Nigeria, made the call at a two-day Acceleration Conference on SDGs, ...

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Government urged to empower Niger Delta youths

Oil spill pollution

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) on Thursday, December 17, 2019 in Abuja called on the Federal Government to empower youths in the Niger Delta to enable them to contribute more towards nation building. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil Dr Kabari Sam, the Head, Environmental Conservation in the centre, made the ...

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