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JUST IN: Boko Haram frees UN staff, 9 others

The Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, has released a senior Protection Assistant with the United Nation High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, Abubakar Garba-Idris, who was abducted on Maiduguri/Damaturu highway.

17 bodies found in boat off Canary lslands

The bodies of 17 would be migrants from Africa have been found in a small boat off Spain’s Canary islands, Europa Press news agency reported on Tuesday, citing officials.

5,000 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has received no fewer than 5,000 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon.

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

Three peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in separate attacks in the Central African Republic, CAR, and Mali over the past three days, according to the United Nations.

Boko Haram abducts UN worker along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

Boko Haram terrorists have abducted a Senior Protection Assistant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Alooma,...

Basketmouth, 2baba to perform at UN’s comedy show

Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha alias Basketmouth is one of the big names in Africa featuring in a United Nations’ comedy show slated for Sunday.

Refugees commission enrolls IDPs, refugees into NHIS

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, says it has enrolled refugees into the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, for...

COVID-19: UN reports first infections in Jordan refugee camps

Two Syrian refugees at Jordan’s Azraq camp have tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first confirmed cases to be reported inside a refugee camp in the kingdom, the UN said on Tuesday.

Nigerian refugee agency pledges improved livelihood support to IDPs

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internationally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, says it will continue to support and improve the livelihood of victims of displacement in the country.

33,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria — UNHCR

Antonio Canhandula, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, says there are 33,000 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River.

Jaiz Bank donates N7m to North-East IDPs

Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, has donated N7 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugee, UNHCR, for the families of those displaced by conflict in North-East Nigeria.

3.7m refugees out of school – UN

Less than half of the world’s refugee children are getting a school education, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday, warning of negative consequences for...

Boko Haram: Nigerian govt to receive 4,000 refugees from Cameroon

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons said necessary arrangement had been put in place to receive 4,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon Republic.

Fight Against Deforestation: UNHCR to plant 20m trees in Uganda

The UN Refugee Agency in Uganda says it plans to plant 20 million trees this year to plug the deforestation by Refugees in the...

UNHCR says 20,000 South Sudan refugees return home from Uganda

The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday said that over 20,000 South Sudanese Refugees had voluntarily returned home from Uganda following recent peace efforts in...

Boko Haram: At least, 30,000 Nigerians currently displaced – UN

Escalating attacks by Boko Haram militants have forced 30,000 people out of Nigeria's northeast into Cameroonian borders over the weekend, CNN quoted the UN Refugee agency as saying on Tuesday.

Nigerian govt to begin repatriation of refugees from Cameroon

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCRFIM, said on Monday that the agency had almost concluded arrangements to repatriate Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

UN calls for stiffer sanction against sexual, gender-based violence against women, girls

The United Nations, UN, on Monday, called for urgent action to end Sexual and Gender-based Violence, SGBV, against women and girls. Head of Field Unit, UN...

How influx of Cameroonians into Nigeria stretched scant resources – UN

More and more Anglophone Cameroonians are fleeing a violent crackdown in their country and seeking asylum in Nigeria, the Office of the UN High...

UN urges Member States to take in 1,300 refugees from Libya

The UN on Monday appealed to member States to take in 1,300 mainly African refugees stranded in Libya, many of them mistreated while kept...

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return, says UN

Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday, a day after the two...

5 Nigerian women turned sex slaves by ISIS in Libya

Five Nigerians were among the 35 women captured by the Islamic state fighters in Sirte, Libya and turned into sex slaves for months. The Nigerians, including...

22,463 Nigerian refugees return from Niger Republic

By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri Officials of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and Borno State Emergency Management, BOSEMA, in collaboration with Nigerian Immigration service have registered 22,...

Cameroon deports 517 Nigerian IDPs

Cameroon has forcibly deported more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the U.N....

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