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 need

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.

Nigeria: Victims of Abductions Tell Their Stories.

(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 […]

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.

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

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.