Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "humanitarian crisis"

    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said.In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018.Bama is one of the worst [...]

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    Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the humanitarian crisis in the north-east "has turned into an industry".He said the crisis in the region is now a source of money for government officials as well as local and international organisations.Shehu said this on Thursday while speaking at the launch of a new report by Amnesty International detailing how internally displaced [...]

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    UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authorities not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from.Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence have been “forced” to return to the country, despite previous warnings against such.At least 385 Nigerians refugees and asylum-seekers had been “forcibly returned” from Cameroon since [...]

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    Nigeria ‘will experience’ severe humanitarian crisis in 2018

Nigeria ‘will experience’ severe humanitarian crisis in 2018

ACAPS, a Geneva-based research institute, says Nigeria will in 2018 experience "severe humanitarian crisis" due to violence, hunger and other factors.According to a report released by the organisation, food security, displacement, health, and protection are expected to be Nigeria’s priority concerns in 2018.Statistics provided showed that 5.2 million people are estimated as severely food insecure; 6.1 million people are in [...]

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    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    Olonisakin: In 2016, Nigeria spent $2.6bn on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis

Olonisakin: In 2016, Nigeria spent $2.6bn on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis

In 2016, Nigeria expended in the excess of $2.6 billion to address the humanitarian challenges caused by Boko Haram terrorists, chief of defence staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, has said.Olonisakin made this known at the meeting of the ‘global coalition working to defeat ISIS’ in Washington, DC, United States."After over $2.6 billion was spent by the Nigerian Government to address humanitarian needs [...]

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    Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture takes place on Monday

Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture takes place on Monday

The Murtala Muhammed foundation says it will hold its annual memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday.The lecture will mark the 41st memorial of Muhammad, Nigeria’s fourth post-independence head of state.He died on Friday, 13 February 1976 during a military mutiny.Murtala Muhammed Foundation is an organisation founded on the ideals of the late leader and "committed to improving the lives of [...]

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    North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

The north-east is facing a staggering humanitarian crisis and needs an increased scale of assistance, Toby Lanzer, UN assistant secretary general and regional humanitarian coordinator, says.Lanzer said this on Tuesday at a media briefing after he visited the region.He explained that the successes of troops in the region have opened up news areas, formerly under the hold of Boko Haram, for [...]

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    UN: Boko Haram has triggered a humanitarian crisis

UN: Boko Haram has triggered a humanitarian crisis

The unprecedented increase in violent attacks by Boko Haram since 2009 has triggered a humanitarian crisis that needs to be checked, says Chaloka Beyani,UN special rapporteur.The rapporteur, in a statement issued by Lucky Musonda, communication specialist of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said the humanitarian crisis in the country posed a challenge to the Nigerian government."The challenges confronting Nigeria and [...]

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