Boko Haram

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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Boko Haram fighters can reintegrate “with right approach”

Many young fighters belonging to the extremist Boko Haram group can be convinced to return to their communities “with the right approach”.

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Polio risk in Lake Chad region is real, says UNICEF

The risk of a polio outbreak spreading in the Lake Chad region of Africa is real, the UN Children’s Fund  UNICEF said Tuesday.

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UN and Africa: focus on African development, climate change and SDGs

Terrorism “threat of the century” says Chad President

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