Nigeria

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… »

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?… »

27.12.2015

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

 The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian–Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra. The conflict was the result of… »

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… »

21.01.2015

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund on 20 January 2015 warned, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection… »

17.01.2015

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

Human Wrongs Watch Children growing up in Nigeria’s crisis-riven northeast are in desperate need of protection from relentless violence, on 16 January 2015 said Leila Zerrougui, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, as she wrapped up a weeklong visit in the country. On a day… »

12.01.2015

Nigeria’s horror in Paris’s shadow

Nigeria’s horror in Paris’s shadow

Why a 10-year-old suicide bomber isn’t front-page news “I got this on one of the BBC’s international broadcasts, almost as a footnote. In the same week as the Charlie Hebdo massacre, some 3000 people were massacred in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram. There was an interview with a desperate –… »

20.08.2014

A Christian Network against Homophobic Campaigning by African Churches

A Christian Network against Homophobic Campaigning  by African Churches

Interview with Nigerian gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla by Steven Hummer and Johanna Heuveling, August 2014 In Nigeria, like in many African countries, homosexual acts are punished with long prison terms or even the death penalty. Christian churches play a crucial role in promoting anti-homosexuality sentiments and mob violence. While… »

05.05.2014

Nigerian President Seeks International Help for Schoolgirls’ Rescue

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he has asked for international help toward finding the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped last month. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of abducting the girls during a night raid on their northeastern hostel. Jonathan and President Obama have spoken by phone to discuss the… »

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