Boko Haram

In Niger, UN relief chief urges focus on civilians impacted by Boko Haram violence

Wrapping up a two-day mission to Niger, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called for greater attention to the crisis unfolding in the country's Diffa region, where violence at the hands of Boko Haram has forced more than 240,000 people out of their homes on both sides of the border with Nigeria.

“Complicated and challenging” job to liberate Nigeria’s abducted girls

Any military operation to free more than 200 girls abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram would be “complicated and challenging” and could end in “disaster”.

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UN Gender Focus: Boko Haram victims and access to birth control

Traumatized Boko Haram victims need to know it’s not their “fault”

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Traumatized Boko Haram victims need to know it’s not their “fault”

Women and girls who were brutalized by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram terrorist group need to know, “it’s not their fault".

That powerful message coming from a UN expert who just returned from visiting displacement camps in the north-east of the African country.

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Niger: UN and partners struggling to assist thousands newly displaced by Boko Haram violence

Citing a “very serious situation with acute shortages of shelter” in south-east Niger where some 100,000 people have fled to escape Boko Haram violence, the United Nations refugee agency today appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance and funding to help those that have been uprooted.

Countries urged more action on task force against Boko Haram

A senior UN representative is calling for more “active interaction” among countries fighting the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

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New UN emergency funds seek to aid 1.7 million Africans uprooted by Boko Haram violence

With the Lake Chad Basin now the fastest-growing displacement crisis in Africa as 2.7 million people, 1.5 million of them children, have been uprooted by Boko Haram terrorists, the United Nations emergency fund has announced new grants of $31 million to four countries in the region.

Chad: UN provides emergency funds for tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence

With nearly 200,000 people in Chad in need of urgent aid – 50,000 of them uprooted by Boko Haram terrorists from Nigeria – the United Nations emergency fund today announced a $7 million grant, the second in five months, and called on international donors to provide much more.

Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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Armed groups pose ‘critical threat’ to stability in Central Africa, UN envoy tells Security Council

The violent activities of armed groups such as Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have triggered a dire humanitarian and security crisis in Central Africa, the United Nations envoy on the region said today, telling the Security Council the challenges faced by the affected countries should not be underestimated and ongoing vigilance and international support is needed.