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“Healthcare and humanitarian services still desperately needed in north-eastern Nigeria”

Danca Paiva, MSF’s project coordinator in Pulka -- Photo: Samuel Malik/MSF

In October 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) commenced offering primary healthcare services in Pulka town, situated on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, which has become a last resort for people fleeing Boko Haram and the Nigerian military’s onslaught against the insurgents in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno. Here, Danca Paiva, MSF’s

Nigerian refugees being forcibly returned from Cameroon, says MSF

Nigerian refugees who just returned from Cameroon, in Pulka Photo: Malik Samuel/MSF

Violence and insecurity continue to force people off their homes in remote parts of northeastern Nigeria, as new waves of displaced persons continue to arrive as Nigerian refugees are being forcibly returned from Cameroon, says the global medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Over 11,300 people have arrived in Pulka, a

Boko Haram: UNICEF welcomes investigation over Accidental bombing


  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the Nigerian government’s decision to investigate the accidental bombing of a displaced persons’ camp in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). This was contained in a statement by UNICEF’s director for emergency programmes, Manuel Fontaine, made available to newsmen

1000 days: My heart breaks for Chibok girls’ families – Malala

Malala Yousafzai

As majority of the abducted Chibok girls mark 1,000 days under captivity, on Sunday, Malala Yousafzai, girls’ education activist and co-founder of the Malala Fund, says her “heart breaks for the families who long for their precious daughters”. “1,000 days ago the Chibok girls were taken from their school and kidnapped

Boko Haram: Norway donates $11.5 million to victims of sexual violence

By Adam Alqali The Government of Norway has donated $11.5 million, (approximately 3.6 billion Naira) to improve basic education and support girls and women who have been victims of sexual violence by Boko Haram in the conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The funding is part of the

 EDITORIAL: Why we should all care for Boko Haram IDPs


On daily basis, we continue to hear of Boko Haram, what easily come to our mind are bombings, deaths, and destruction.  Beyond that, the insurgency has brought with it Nigeria’s worst humanitarian disaster since the Biafran civil war of the 1960s – the displacement of over 2 million Nigerians, according

UNICEF canvasses support for rescued Chibok girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari with 21 of the over 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by their Boko Haram in October 2016

Muhammad Kabir The emotional reunification with their families on Sunday of 21 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, highlights the need for intensive support for women and girls who have been held by the group. “The release is great news and we


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