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Mark Lowcock

Official: UN, humanitarian partners provides life-saving assistance to 3.8 million people in northeast Nigeria

Mr Mark Lowcock, United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, says UN and humanitarian partners provided critical and lifesaving assistance to more than 3.8 million people in the Northeast in 2019.

Sudan’s flood death toll reaches 62 – state media

Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed 62 people in Sudan and left 98 others injured, the official SUNA news agency reported on Sunday.
A house is seen damaged after a landslide in Mutkyi village in Paung Township, Mon state on August 12, 2019. – A fatal landslide on August 9 in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.

UN official condemns Konduga bombings

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the multiple suicide bombings that claimed the lives of no fewer than 30 civilians and injured more than 40 others on Sunday evening in Mandarari community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.
Antonio Guterres

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

Top UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, have condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso.

UN envoy: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar offensive on Tripoli ‘sounded like a coup’

The United Nations’ top envoy for Libya has said that renegade General Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup when he issued an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

Irregular migration: ECOWAS moves to increase job creation

ECOWAS is developing modalities to increase job creation to address illegal migration in the region, officials have said.

UN calls for protection for women, men, children forced to relocate to Maiduguri

Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, has called on Federal Government to protect up to 10,000 women, men and children who were forced to relocate to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, from a town 40km.
Wayalghin Primary School in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Fear of attacks keeps 150,000 children away from schools in Burkina Faso

More than 150,000 children are not going to school in Burkina Faso because of the threat of jihadist violence, the education minster has said, warning of a “deteriorating” situation in the West African nation.
A soldier takes a position near the Naaba Koom military base in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 29, 2015. Burkina Faso soldiers seized control of the Naaba Koom military camp held by presidential guard soldiers with little resistance, an army officer said on Tuesday, after the elite unit rejected an order to disarm in the wake of a failed coup this month. REUTERS/Arnaud Brunet

Bomb hidden on corpse kills Burkina Faso soldiers

A bomb hidden on a corpse dressed in military uniform has killed two soldiers in Burkina Faso, the military said Friday.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Boko Haram: 59,000 displaced in last three months – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-ravaged North-east Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months.
Edem Wosornu

UN humanitarian office to tackle new displacements in Nigeria

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it urgently requires 50 million dollars from the 840 million dollar humanitarian response appeal to tackle new cases of displacement.

UN: 80,000 displaced from North East Nigeria since November

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 80,000 Nigerians have been displaced due to ongoing violence in the North-East since November, 2018.

UN: $848 million required for humanitarian projects in Northeast

More than 7.1 million of the 13.4 million people Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are facing the brunt of terrorists’ attacks, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.

UN: Over 2000 newly displaced fleeing in North East

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says escalating attacks by non-state armed groups suspected to be Boko Haram are triggering new displacements in northeast Nigeria, especially Borno.
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430 dead, 1,500 injured in Indonesian tsunami

Death toll in Indonesia after a tsunami slammed into densely-populated coastal areas along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night has climbed to 430, the UN has said.

Ethiopia creates reconciliation council to tackle ethnic violence

Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved the creation of a reconciliation commission as the government seeks to end intercommunal ethnic violence, state-affiliated Fana radio said.

UN: One in every nine people suffers hunger globally

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has told a top panel on humanitarian aid that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.

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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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