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UN condemns ‘brutal and callous’ attack on civilians in north-east Nigeria

The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack, on Saturday, against civilians in Nigeria’s restive Borno state, and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.   In early afternoon on 28 November, local time, suspected militants attacked civilian men and women while they were harvesting crops in Koshobe village and other rural communities […]

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UN Appeals for $35 Billion for Global Aid in 2021

The United Nations appealed Tuesday for a record $35 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian support for 160 million people next year, as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions into extreme poverty worldwide. “Conflict, climate change and COVID-19 have created the greatest humanitarian challenge since the Second World War,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio […]

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Nigeria’s super camps leave civilians exposed to terrorists

Last year, the Nigerian military started pulling soldiers out of villages, small unit formations and bases into bigger, stronger and better equipped camps. This ‘super camp strategy’ sought to bolster the military’s combat posture and enhance its resistance to Boko Haram attacks on its bases. The approach has indeed improved the ability of the Nigerian military to counter Boko […]

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Strongly Condemning Deadly Village Attack in Nigeria, Secretary-General Reaffirms United Nations Commitment to Support Government’s Fight against Terrorism

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres: The Secretary‑General condemns in the strongest terms the horrific attack on rice farm workers in Koshobe village, near the Borno State capital of Maiduguri by suspected militants on 28 November, in which scores were reportedly killed and many others injured or abducted, […]

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Northeast Nigeria – Violence (DG ECHO, UN OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 November 2020)

On 28 November, non state armed groups (NSAG) carried out an attack against civilians in villages approximately 20 km northeast of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. The attack was carried out, while farmers were harvesting their crops. The deaths of 46 people is confirmed with other reports, including the Humanitarian Coordinator’s statement, suggesting […]