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Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched a “National Referral Mechanism,” which outlines best practices for handling cases of trafficking in persons, specifying […]

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Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria among the most hard hit amid Covid-19 and oil price plunge

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 31, 2020/ — Angola revises nationalbudget and suspends CAPEX; Senegal’s first oil development faces debtarrangement challenges; Nigeria poised for a major revenue loss;Analysts predict Ghana will get half its projected revenue; Camerooncan expect to see a three percent drop in economic growth. African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the […]

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UN Nigeria Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response for Displaced and Most Vulnerable in North-east Nigeria

Abuja– The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it is taking emergency preparedness and response measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus to the most vulnerable crisis-affected people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. These measures also address immediate humanitarian consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic should it spread to north-east Nigeria. “We will not […]

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UN Nigeria announces COVID-19 emergency response for displaced and most vulnerable in north-east Nigeria

Abuja– The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it is taking emergency preparedness and response measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus to the most vulnerable crisis-affected people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. These measures also address immediate humanitarian consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic should it spread to north-east Nigeria. “We will not wait […]

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Lake Chad Basin – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

HIGHLIGHTS At least 7.9 million people in Nigeria required humanitarian assistance as of early March Ongoing conflict across the Lake Chad Basin continues to exacerbate food insecurity Heightened insecurity hinders humanitarian activities in southeastern Niger and northeastern Nigeria KEY DEVELOPMENTS Violence, including organized armed group (OAG) attacks, continues to endanger civilians and disrupt humanitarian access […]