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CHRICED Makes Case for Almajiri Children of Nigeria

Maureen Okpe The Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) in collaboration with Anti-Slavery International (ASI) has beamed it's light on the horrible human rights abuses experienced by 'Almajiri' as a result of the problem on forced child begging. In lieu of this,the Center through research recommendations have called on

19 Million Children Internally Displaced by Conflict in 2019 is Highest Number Ever– UNICEF

•About 60% of Nigerians displaced in North East are children Senator Iroegbu The UNICEF on Tuesday warned that internally displaced children – including in Nigeria - are among the world’s most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The warning came as the organization released a report looking at the risks and challenges facing internally

COVID 19: UNICEF Initiates Radio Learning Programme for 250,000 children in Borno

•Gives radios in hard-to reach communities Mukaila Ola The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to minimize the effect of COVID-19 on education in Borno state is distributing 1,500 radio sets in hard-to-reach communities of the troubled state. The United Nations agency in conjunction with the Borno State Universal Basic Education

SARC: 60% of rape survivors in Nigeria are children 0-14yrs

•15-20 % of rape victims are boys •As over 10,000 victims counseled in six years Maureen Okpe Statling statistics have revealed that over 60 percent of rape victims in Nigeria are children between 0-14 years, while a further 15-20 percent survivors are boys. This was the disclosed at the 5th Network Meeting of Sexual Assault

WHO partners Yobe State to fight malaria among children

Mukaila Ola The World Health Organisation (WHO and Yobe State Government collaborate to fight malaria among children in the Boko  Haram affected North Eastern state. Both are adopting Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) for children, which is be administered on children from age three months to 59 months.  The WHO’s Emergency Manager in

Troops kill three terrorists, rescue 42 Women, 51 Children in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu The troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and 22 Brigade in collaboration with members of Civilian Joint Task Force and Vigilante group had on Saturday conducted a clearance operation in Borno villages respectively which led to the rescue of women and children used as labourers. The Director Army Public Relations,

UNICEF condemns use of children as human bombs in north-east Nigeria

Nosa Enobhayisobo The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the use of children as human bombs and in any combat or non-combat roles in the conflict in north-east Nigeria.   The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins condemned the use three children to detonate bombs in Borno State. Hawkins lamented that