Boko Haram

'Alarming' rise in use of children in 'suicide' attacks by Boko Haram in Lake Chad region – UNICEF

The use of children, particularly girls, by the Boko Haram terrorist group in violent attacks in the Lake Chad region has seen an “alarming” surge in 2017, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 21 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

UNHCR alarm over Cameroon forced returns to Nigeria

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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the UN relief chief has said.

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UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria

Humanitarians are meeting in Oslo this Friday to address a crisis which they say has reached grave proportions: the suffering of millions in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region at the hands of Boko Haram militants.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt electoral process

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Inclusive peace requires “bottom-to-top” approach

Inclusive peace requires a “bottom-to-top” approach, a Nigerian peace activist said on the margins of a

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UN and Africa: focus on Mali, vaccination campaign in Nigeria and refugees in South Sudan

Suicide bombing in Mali “direct attack on the peace process”

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Former child soldiers are victims not “security threats”

Former child soldiers should be treated as victims and not security threats in the year ahead, the UN special envoy for children and armed conflict has urged.

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Forgotten humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria

A “forgotten crisis” is taking place in north-eastern Nigeria which the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) warns could be the worst on the African continent.

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