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UN spends $70m on humanitarian projects in North East

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it has spent about $70 million in various humanitarian projects in the north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

UN: Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen.
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UN, Amnesty, ICRC condemn Boko Haram’s killing of abducted midwife

The United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have in separate statements condemned the killing of one of the three aid workers abducted earlier this year by the Boko Haram in Borno State.

UN demands release of three aid workers abducted by Boko Haram

The United Nations on Friday demanded the immediate release of three aid workers abducted while providing humanitarian support at Rann, Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno.
The Nigerian Army has handed over 184 teenagers suspected to be Boko Haram members to the United Nations, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

Nigerian Army hands over 184 Boko Haram suspects to UN

The Nigerian Army has handed over 184 teenagers suspected to be Boko Haram members to the United Nations, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

UN condoles with Nigeria over Borno attacks

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday night attacks in Damboa, Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid el-Fitr celebrations.

Cholera outbreak: UN allocates $2 million to support response in Yobe

The UN, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, released two million dollars to sustain the response to a deadly cholera outbreak in Yobe, North-east Nigeria, that could affect thousands of people.

UN allocates $9m to support life-saving aid in Nigeria’s Northeast

The United Nations through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$9 million to provide life-saving aid to some 60,000 children, women and men recently displaced by ongoing hostilities in Borno State, including $2 million in support of the UN Humanitarian Air Service for frontline responders in north-east Nigeria.

Federal govt, states spend $6.4 billion on intervention in North-east in two years

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, said on Thursday that the Federal Government and the six North-east States spent 6.4billion dollars on interventions in North-east between 2016 and 2017.

UN condemns repeated attacks on its aid convoy by Boko Haram

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the persistent deadly ambush on convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons in Nigeria’s North East.

UN, NEMA stress increased protection of civilians in war zones

As the world commemorates Humanitarian Day, the United Nations (UN) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have reiterated the need for World leaders to do everything in their powers to protect civilians in conflict situations.

UN advocates strong political will to end insurgency

The United Nations (UN) Humanitarian arm has called on the Nigerian government to match the ongoing military efforts with a political will as the only solution to ending the Boko Haram insurgency.

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