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#Skills4Girls4Life: Making entrepreneurs out of northern Nigerian schoolgirls

Schoolgirls display their items produced under dRPC's Skills4Girls4Life project

Socio-cultural and economic factors have resulted in a wide disparity in the ratio of boys to girls’ access to education, entrepreneurial and economic opportunities in Nigeria and the statistics for the country’s northern half is even more scaring     By Adam Alqali and Ibrahim Badamasi According to the United Nations Children’s Fund

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

2016 children’s day: UNICEF decries violation of children’s rights

Despite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marks ongoing celebrations following Universal Children’s Day on Sunday. “With conflicts, crises, and crushing poverty

Global Handwashing Day: Over 300 children died of diarrhea in 2015 

By Muhammad Kabir October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. With cholera spreading fast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, and with

Polio outbreak: 41 million children to be vaccinated in Lake Chad Basin

By Muhammad Kabir A major health campaign is underway in the Lake Chad Basin area to vaccinate over 41 million children against polio to contain the recent outbreak of the disease in north-eastern Nigeria. Populations fleeing conflict are on the move within the sub-region, raising concerns that the virus could spread across

UNICEF doubles funding appeal for northeastern Nigeria


By Muhammad Kabir UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$ 55 million to US$ 115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the northeast of the country. As new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the


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