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CHAD / NIGERIAN REFUGEES

UNHCR and its partners are providing basic shelter, food and other necessities for over 3,000 refugees, mainly women and children, who now live in the Dar-es-Salam camp in Chad. Many of the refugees report that they have lost family members and property and fear that more Nigerian will be crossing the lake as violent attacks [...]

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / NIGERIA RETURNS

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

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

BAN / 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sent a personal and 'special' appeal to the kidnappers of the 180 Nigerian school girls, missing since last April, to let them go. UNIFEED – UNTV  

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / BOKO HARAM CHILDREN

At a launch of a report on children in armed conflict in north easternNigeria, a member of the human rights commission in that country called on the international community "to place pressure on the Nigerian Government and compel the right action to bring back the 219 girls still in custody as well as confront insurgency." UNIFEED [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA CHIBOK GIRLS

A senior UN official warned that some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped were raped on their way home, adding another burden to their lives. “So, double tragedy. It is been really a sad story for them."  UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA DJINNIT

While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council , while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria. UNIFEED [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN ARMED CONFLICT REPORT

The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).UNIFEED – UNTV / FILE

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA DJINNIT

Fresh from his trip to Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office for West Africa, said that Boko Haram "is creating chaos" in some regions in the country" and noted that the UN is "working with the education system in Nigeria to see what the UN could provide in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

The UN has launched a guide for delegates and partners on how to assist UN agencies and partners in monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. Over half the children out of school today live in countries affected by conflict, representing 28 million girls and boys. WHO director general Margaret Chan [...]

21 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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