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Millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin region remain in desperate need of aid

2017 showed that famine could be averted in Nigeria, in part thanks to the success of the Oslo Conference in ensuring the humanitarian funding needed to tackle extreme hunger. However, the food security and nutrition situation remains extremely fragile across the four countries, exacerbated by cycles of disease outbreaks such …

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Annual Report: Overview of PSWG Operational Impact In 2017

The Protection Sector, including the Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Sectors, enhanced its capacity to provide life-saving protection assistance particularly in most affected areas of Borno State, as well as Adamawa and Yobe States. A total of 2.47 million of the most vulnerable individuals were reached from January through December …

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Nigeria: EU, British Council, Borno Collaborate to Treat Victims of Rape

Photo: Shaun Swingler/GroundUp By Michael Olugbode Maiduguri — In order to check the growing cases of sexual assault, the Borno State Government in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the British Council has opened a referral clinic to attend to issues of rape and sexual exploitation. The referral clinic …

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Some Nigerian schoolgirls rescued after Boko Haram attack; dozens missing

DAMATURU, NIGERIA – The families of dozens of girls missing for several days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria on Thursday faced an anxious wait for their return after confirmation some had been rescued. Police said on Wednesday that 111 girls from the state-run boarding …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent on External Aid

GENEVA —  The charity Doctors Without Borders says hundreds of thousands of people displaced in remote areas of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency are totally dependent on external aid for survival. Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym, MSF, describes the living conditions …

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