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Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon

Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in need.

News in Brief 20 April 2018

  • Journalist deaths, kidnappings, constitute threat to Ecuador and Colombia: UN chief
  • UNHCR convoy delivers emergency aid to southern Libya town
  • Cameroon urged to stop deporting Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
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News In Brief 13 April 2018

  • DRC appeal amid spiralling humanitarian needs
  • UNICEF appeal on fourth anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok girls outrage
  • Bangladesh and UN Refugee Agency agree on voluntary returns deal for Myanmar Rohingya
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More than 1,000 children in north-east Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram since 2013 – UNICEF

At least 1,000 children have been abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in northeastern Nigeria since 2013 amid repeated attacks on schools, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, calling for an end to such violence and the release of those who have yet to be returned.

UN condemns attack on civilians in north-east Nigeria

Denouncing an attack on civilians in Nigeria’s restive north-east region, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease hostilities and ensure the protection of civilians.

News in Brief 02 April 2018

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UN allocates $9 million to help thousands of people displaced in north-east Nigeria

Some 60,000 people displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state will receive life-saving aid thanks to an allocation from the United Nations-managed country-based humanitarian assistance fund.

Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UN refugee agency

As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate.

Nigerian women artists unite at UN to change perceptions of women and Africa

Three Nigerian women will spotlight themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment at the United Nations, showing the strength of women as agents of change in African societies often dominated by men.

Nigeria: UN chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.