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COVID-19: UN Allocates $24m Humanitarian Fund for Northeast Nigeria

US$22.4 million allocated to address humanitarian crisis in the Boko Haram/ISWAP hit Northeast States of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe…. vulnerability to COVID-19 also to be captured Mukaila Ola The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) has allocated US$22.4 million to address vulnerability to existing humanitarian crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The allocation

Conflict-hit Nigerian Families Living under COVID-19 Lockdowns, on ‘Life-support’–UN

Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. More than $182 million is needed to sustain lifesaving aid to Africa’s most populous

35,000 Nigerians killed in Boko Haram attacks– UN

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said. “These are 35,000 too many deaths,” it said in a statement. The agency also

Jihadists have recruited heavily from Fulani pastoralists across West Africa —Report

•The crisis may engulf coastal West Africa —Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister •10 million people in Lake Chad area need urgent help —UN There are fears that the current security problems wracking the country could become worsened soon with reports that jihadists across the West African region are recruiting heavily from aggrieved

Map of the Day: The 13 most overlooked global humanitarian crises

Mark Leon Goldberg How do we know which humanitarian crises are most overlooked, ignored or otherwise off the radar? One measure is how much money is available for the response to a humanitarian crisis. This is a good proxy for the amount of attention that an unfolding humanitarian crisis receives among key donors because

UN seeks nearly $1bn for 6.2M displaced Nigerians

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations said it is launching a three-year Humanitarian Response Strategy together with the Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist millions of victims of Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled to neighbouring countries. The UN revealed that 6.2 million people

Cameroonians fleeing unrest hide in the forest with little help

UN says people fleeing unrest in western Cameroon have received little aid as humanitarian groups struggle for access. Western Cameroon has been gripped by violence since protests by the mainly Francophone country's Anglophone minority morphed into a secessionist movement last year Joel Kouam/Reuters Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received

$1.05bn required to tackle Boko Haram humanitarian crisis in 2018-UN

•Says donors raised $940m in 2017 By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that over $1 billion would be required for effective response to cases of humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s North Eastern region which had been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency. This is coming as the