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19.03.2020

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world and dominates the headlines, it is easy to forget that life goes on outside of the virus. From the US democratic primaries to the ongoing migrant crisis in the eastern Mediterranean to, here are ten of the stories you might have missed from… »

05.09.2018

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – More than 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, comprising the Lake Chad region, are facing a complex crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict compounded by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, a jihadist… »

25.02.2017

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “very concerned” after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum. As of February 17, more than 61,000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but… »

24.09.2016

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Human Wrongs Watch Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria. By Hélène Caux* GWOZA, Nigeria,  23 September 2016 (UNHCR)  – After Nigerian forces liberated this once thriving… »

30.08.2016

Lake Chad Basin: 2,5 million Children Displaced, Trapped – UNICEF

Lake Chad Basin: 2,5 million Children Displaced, Trapped – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in… »

27.08.2016

“Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have ‘Severe Impact’ on Children”

“Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have ‘Severe Impact’ on Children”

Human Wrongs Watch The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior UN envoy on the subject on 24 August 2016 said,… »

06.08.2016

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Human Wrongs Watch 1 August 2016 (UN Women)* – More than 2,000 girls and women have been abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria. The international community continues to advocate for their safe return. But after the girls are back, what happens to them?… »

20.03.2015

Amid Fighting Between Govt. and Boko Haram “Suffering in Nigeria Immense”

Amid Fighting Between Govt. and Boko Haram “Suffering in Nigeria Immense”

Human Wrongs Watch Amid ongoing fighting between Government forces and Boko Haram insurgents, the effects of the crisis in north-eastern Nigeria are increasingly reverberating across the region, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials on 19 March 2015 said, as they urged international donors to ramp up financial support… »

05.02.2015

Boko Haram Facing Mounting Regional Military Pressure

Boko Haram Facing Mounting Regional Military Pressure

Human Wrongs Watch By Obinna Anyadike*   ABUJA , 4 February 2015 (IRIN)* – Nigeria and its neighbors have launched a major military offensive that has retaken a string of border towns from Boko Haram. The move comes just ahead of talks in Cameroon to… »

25.01.2015

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed… »

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