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Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need

Too many years of violence and very little attention from the rest of the world

  Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said on Tuesday. Source: Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian […]

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Massacre in Nigeria

Amnesty international says that Boko Haram could have killed up to 2,000 civilians in Baga, (North East Nigeria) after razing the town to the ground.

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Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories

Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories.

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Link: Health workers, patients under attack - Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]

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Link: 33.3 million people displaced by war last year

Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 per cent of them are in five countries – Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the UN news services informs.

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Boko Haram 'to sell' abducted schoolgirls - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Boko Haram claims responsibility for kidnapping 276 girls in Nigeria and threatens to “sell them in the marketplace” – Al Jazeera.

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Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.

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Half of Central African republic population in need of humanitarian assistance

Close to half of the Central African Republic population are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to a senior United Nations official who informed to the Security Council about the “greatly deteriorated” situation in the country following a spate of attacks on 5 December that had triggered further unrest.

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Students massacred in Nigeria attack - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Students massacred in Nigeria attack. At least 50 killed as they slept in an assault blamed on Boko Haram – Al Jazeera.

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Bombs against religion in Nigeria

A suicide terrorist attacked another Roman Catholic church in Kaduna, Nigeria in the middle of the Mass when the temple was crowded, killing at least eight people and injuring over 100. The st. Rita Church was badly damaged according witnesses by the hit of a car loaded with explosives. Kaduna is a city situated almost […]

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