Boko Haram

Nearly 800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria and region – UNICEF

A new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.

Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria, Chad

The members of the United Nations Security Council condemned today in the strongest terms the spate of recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad.

‘Roots of conflict’ must be addressed to defeat Boko Haram, says top UN rights official

Expansive economic, social and political opportunities are key to reducing Nigeria’s smouldering ethnic and sectarian tensions and countering the growing threat posed by Boko Haram, the top United Nations human rights official declared today.

Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks as deadly violence spreads to Nigeria's neighbours

The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists, including deadly attacks during the past week which took the lives of many civilians in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

UN warns of ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigeria border

As the continuing violence in north-east Nigeria spills across the country’s borders and into neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today sounded the alarm for the tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

UN chief welcomes African Union's decision to combat Boko Haram

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the decision of the African Union to join forces to stop the advancement of the “murderous campaigns” waged by Boko Haram, as he stressed the importance of the continent's collaboration with the UN, emphasizing that “lives depend on preventive-diplomacy and peacekeeping.”

UN rights office ‘deeply deplores’ latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

The United Nations human rights office has condemned the latest spate of violence committed by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram amid reports of renewed mass killings and mass forced displacement in north-eastern Nigeria.