Authorities in Nigeria has announced that they have rescued one more of the  276 abducted girls by Nigeria's terrorist insurgent's groups in April 2014. Government troops found Salomi Pogu near the town of Pulka. The army said in a statement that the girl is in "safe custody of troops and...
While Libyan coast guard has detained thousands of migrants who were set off to Europe in the country, with the support of the European Union’s (EU), UN High Commissioner for Human Right has said they are being kept in “horrific” conditions. Early this month UN monitors had visited migrants held...
The UN peace keeping mission is to expand in its presence in South Sudan to the remote southern parts. David Shearer, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said that the mission is looking at ways of extending a presence in Akobo,...
The UN Security Council has unanimously expanded the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia to monitor a temporary bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) armed group. The mission will “verify compliance with the temporary, bilateral, national ceasefire with the ELN at the...
The U.N. refugee agency says it is cash strapped to fully address the needs of over 420,000 Burundians who have sought refuge in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. UNHCR says it has received only 19% of the $429 million it had appealed for. The agency...
Human rights situation in Mali is still a concern, despite the signing of a peace agreement in 2015, the United Nations has said. Between 2016 and 2017, the interim period envisaged under the deal to evolve a democratic and unified country, over 600 human rights violations were committed, the report...
The “open border” policy of Uganda, which accommodates some 1.4 million refugees, has drawn praise from UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who has called the country's treatment of those fleeing wars and persecution as a model for the rest of the world. “I want to thank the Ugandan...
The number of Cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said. The fastest growing outbreaks of the deadly disease in modern history has so far claimed over 2,200 lives in the middle eastern nation. The extend of the outbreak combined with the poor medical...
As the World Food Programme (WFP) cut down its funding by half, over 420,000 refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camp in Turkana County in Kenya are to face hunger. Feeding the refugees require more than Sh2.8 billion for the next six months, say humanitarian agencies in the region,...
Over 900,000 doses of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV)  will be provided at the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox Bazaaar, in Bangladesh, to prevent spread of Cholera among recently arrived vulnerable populations. The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision is providing themselves after the Bangladesh government request for them. “We...

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