A new UNICEF report said around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups. Released one year after the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, the publication reveals that the number of children running [...]
The United Nations human rights chief said that Boko Haram's leaders must be held accountable for the "appalling violations of human rights" they have committed. UNTV CH
Violence by armed groups in Northern Nigeria is causing large numbers of people to flee into neighboring countries, straining already stretched communities and services in poor areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. WFP
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Nigerian authorities to stop bringing back refugees sheltering in neighbouring Niger “until there are proper safeguards and a legal framework between Nigeria, Niger and UNHCR." UNTV CH
Malnutrition, a national crisis in Niger, affects hundreds of thousands of children. It's a crisis that UNICEF and its local partners are trying to tackle through an innovative project that involves training mothers in malnutrition screening. UNICEF.
UNHCR and most aid agencies agree that the situation in Mali is not sufficiently peaceful and stable to promote a large-scale repatriation process or to advise refugees that time has come to go home. Nevertheless, many refugees believe that it is safe to go back and have asked UNHCR for assistance. UNHCR
Across even the remotest regions of Niger, a birth registration initiative has expanded the reach of government services and enabled a more secure future for the country's youngest citizens. UNICEF released a new report Wednesday showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all [...]
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that they will travel together to the Sahel region in an effort to help tackle the region's challenges, which, Ban said, "respect no borders and neither should our solutions" UNTV
UNICEF is promoting a girl-friendly school approach which provides children with the minimum conditions of study and encourage the presence of girls. In the south of Niger, cultural pressure remains strong against the education of girls. Over 30 percent of girls in the country are married by the age of 15. UNICEF
This year the International Day of the Girl Child (Friday 11 October) celebrates the use of innovation to advance girls’ education, looking at ways to get girls learning that are creative, effective, sustainable and just. UNICEF .