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Boko Haram: 1.8m IDPs not ready to return home — Report

By Rabiu Sani The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their ancestral communities soon in the North-East. The Secretary-General of the Council, Mr. Jan Egeland, made this known while presenting the report on situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri. The

Photospeak: Over 138 Nigerians, mostly women, minors return from Libya

Over 138 Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Thursday night arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. This included ,109 female's mostly young girls and 29 males. A source informed Global Sentinel that the officers from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and other relevant agencies were

Nigeria: The Politics of Power and Failed Expectations

By Amb. Ozo Nwobu I awaited the G20 Summit in Hamburg – Germany with excitement, ready to buttress my often held position that Africa has very little strategic importance in global political and economic consideration. The fact that South Africa is the only African member of the Group affirmed that view

Boko Haram: 240 displaced children die of malnutrition in Borno

  A humanitarian aid group, Doctors Without Border (MSF), on Monday said a total of 240 displaced children had died of malnutrition in Borno in the last five months. The MSF’s Emergency Officer, Mr. Moctar Abari, disclosed this in an interview with journalist in Maiduguri. Abari said that the cases were recorded between January

As doors close to refugees, Ethiopia’s stay open – ISS Africa

Protecting refugees is a common human responsibility, and yet developing countries shoulder the burden. Over 65.6 million people around the world were forcibly displaced by the end of 2016 – the highest level ever recorded. Of these, 84% were hosted in developing countries. This contrasts with the media’s focus of the

Unpacking the numbers on global refugees Elizabeth Ferris Yesterday, on the eve of today’s World Refugee Day, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released its annual Global Trends report, finding that 65.6 million people are forcibly displaced—the highest number since World War II. But while references to a global refugee “crisis” have become increasingly common,

Nigeria to unveil strategic plan for refugees, migrants and IDPs by September- Osinbajo

Boko Haram insurgency resulted to 2.1m IDPs ...Jude Johnson    The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the federal government in conjunction with humanitarian stakeholders will unveil the National Integrated strategic framework for intervention for refugees, migrants and internal displaced persons in Nigeria, within the next three months.   Osinbajo