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Boko Haram, ISIS designated ‘entities of particular concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.
Mark Lowcock

UN launches $25 billion aid for Nigeria, others

The UN has launched a global humanitarian appeal of $25 billion to provide support to no less than 93 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria and other countries in 2019.
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UN to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad

The United Nations has said that it has embarked on measures, in collaboration with its partners, to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad, caused largely by the effects of climate change and other human activities.
Ravina Shamdasani

UN condemns Cameroon violence

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has condemned the continuing insecurity in Cameroon, amid reports of killings by armed groups and state forces that has prompted mass internal displacements.
L-R- DR MARYAM MASHA, DR YEMI DIPEOLU, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE AND MR OLUSEGUN OGUNSANYA AT A NIGERIAN SIDE EVENT ON- ‘IDPs- BUILDING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ IN NEW YORK

Boko Haram: Nigeria galvanises global support for IDPs

Nigeria has, again, brought the devastations, caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, to the attention of the global community, particularly, the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) talks during a press conference at the Kutupalong refugee camp after meeting with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar on July 2, 2018. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit July 2 to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

UN’s António Guterres calls for credible elections in Cameroon

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, ahead of the country’s presidential election on Sunday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (M) with UNDP Administrator, Mr Aching Steiner (L)) and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr Mark Lowcock, after a meeting at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, on the plan visit of UN delegation to Nigeria in October

Boko Haram: UN to visit Maiduguri, Bama, Abuja in October

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says a UN joint delegation will visit Maiduguri, Bama and Abuja first week of October, to scale up its humanitarian intervention in the crisis affected areas.
According to the UN, at least 115 civilians have been killed, with 560 wounded [Hani Amara-Reuters]

UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

More than 1,700 families have been displaced by fighting in Libya's war-ravaged capital over the last 48 hours, the UN has said, as clashes between rival groups intensify.

Cholera kills 97 in northeast Nigeria

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said.
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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: Crisis in Lake Chad region persists

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.
Mark Lowcock

Berlin Conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52 billion

The international donor conference on Boko Haram holding in Berlin on Monday pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin to fight Boko Haram.

Federal government to spend $6.7 billion Northeast reconstruction, rehabilitation, resettlement plan

The Federal Government says it has developed a 6.7-billion-dollar robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities.
On-going rescue operations at the scence of building Collapse at Jabi in Abuja on Friday (17-8-18). 04470-17-8-18-Johnson Udeani-NAN

Death toll in Abuja building collapse rises to three

The National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday confirmed the death of another victim who was trapped in the building that collapsed on Friday in the Jabi area of Abuja, bringing the death toll from the collapse to three.

UN wants selfies to hold world leaders accountable for cost of war

The UN is asking people around the world to take selfies and add their names to a petition calling on global leaders to protect civilians and aid workers.

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.

14,000 flee Central African Republic after violence

Some 14,000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations said Friday.

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

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