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Nigeria: UN official calls for immediate release of abducted schoolkids, with unprecedented level of incidents reported in recent months

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, calls for the immediate release of all children abducted, including in the most recent incident in Nigeria in which presumably 80 schoolkids were taken from a school in the state of Kebbi.   This call comes as today marks the sixth […]

Health

Commitment to Strengthen Health Security – commissions fifth treatment centre in less than one year

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has established an infectious disease treatment centre at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Katsina State. This is part of the agency’s support to strengthen states’ capacity to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.   The fully equipped treatment centre was commissioned by the Honourable Minister of […]

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32 Million Africans Forcibly Displaced by Conflict and Repression

Africa continues to experience expanding and record levels of forced displacement—a result of predatory governments, political fragmentation, and violent extremist groups.   Africa is experiencing another record year of forced displacement. This continues a steady upward trend seen since 2011. More than 32 million Africans are either internally displaced, refugees, or asylum seekers—up from 29 […]