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UNICEF Raises Alarm over Increased Attack of Diseases in Northeast Nigeria

Mukaila Ola The United Nations Children’s Fund has raised the alarm that the resurgence of insurgency in the Northeast with many being displaced will lead to increase attack of diseases especially malnutrition among children in the region. It therefore called for continuous immunization services for conflict-affected children, calling on stakeholders to protect

Boko Haram Attacks: Over 84,000 People in IDPs, Host Communities Under Risk–UN

•Says three international aid partners’ facilities set ablaze in attack on Damasak Mukaila Ola United Nations has lamented the incessant attacks by Boko Haram in the North East, stating that three international aid partners’ facilities were directly targeted and set ablaze on Saturday by the terrorist group in Damasak, Borno State. A statement

Boko Haram: NEMA, Humanitarian Partners to Bring Succour to North East Displaced Persons

Mukaila Ola The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed it willingness to collaborate with other humanitarian actors in the North East to bring relief to thousands of displaced households in the region. The protracted Boko Haram crisis in the region has left about two million people displaced with thousands of households

Boko Haram and Banditry: Northeast Nigeria’s Deteriorating Security Situation

By Lauren Mellows and Melinda Holmes “We need a special intervention, we need our country back, it’s becoming lawless”, warns women’s rights and peace activist, Hamsatu Allamin, Founder of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development (Allamin Foundation) and member of both the global Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) and Federation of Muslim Women in Nigeria (FOMWAN). The situation in northeast

Halting Repeated School Kidnappings in Nigeria

Gunmen snatched more than 270 girls from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria on 26 February, releasing them four days later. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Nnamdi Obasi looks at why the authorities are struggling to prevent these mass kidnappings. By Nnamdi Obasi The 26 February mass kidnapping was the third

UN Decries Boko Haram Attack in Northeast Nigeria

•Hours-long assault targeting civilians, aid groups will affect support for thousands in need of help, says UN official The UN on Tuesday condemned a terror attack on offices of aid organizations and civilians in a northeastern town of Nigeria.  Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said in a statement