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Philippines hopes to totally eradicate hunger by 2030

President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines hopes to “totally eradicate’’ hunger by 2030, an official said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines The official added that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would soon order the creation of an inter-agency task force that would focus on hunger eradication. Citing government data Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that 2.4 million families in ...

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UNDP executes projects, develops recovery data base in Borno

Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it has developed a Recovery Data-Base to fast track sustainable humanitarian interventions in Borno State. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms Eno Jonathan, UNDP’s Communication Analyst in the northeast, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She said the data ...

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Lagos varsity students develop software to unmask human traffickers

UNILAG students

After 29-hours of coding marathon, three students of the University of Lagos have developed the software to unmask human traffickers, track, rescue and rehabilitate victims while also creating awareness about the odious industry. The winning team of UNILAG students: L-R: Eyitayo Ogunbiyi, Chukwudumebi Onwuli and David Popoola The students emerged winners of #Hackathon4Justice event organised in Lagos between March 22 ...

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13.5m Afghans suffering from severe food insecurity, says UN

Toby Lanzer

No fewer than 13.5 million Afghans across the war-torn and poverty-stricken country are suffering from severe food insecurity, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Toby Lanzer According to UNAMA deputy chief Toby Lanzer, many of those people have to survive on less than one meal a day. He added that he could ...

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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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