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UN sounds alarm as 4.5 million people need food aid in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria

New York, Aug 24 (Just Earth News): The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has nearly doubled to 4.5 million from March, according to a mid-August analysis by various agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).

Nigeria: With thousands in urgent need, UN health agency scales up emergency response

New York, Aug 23 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up its response in north-eastern Nigeria, where initial assessments have revealed urgent health problems among populations in areas formerly held by Boko Haram insurgents.

UNICEF working at ‘full strength’ in north-east Nigeria, despite attack on aid convoy

New York, Aug 1 (Just Earth News): Despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy in which one of its staff members was injured, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up its response to provide assistance to thousands of conflict-affected children in Nigeria’s Borno state, which has borne the brunt of violence by Boko Haram insurgents.

Root causes of Boko Haram threat in Lake Chad Basin must be tackled – UN political chief

New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Wednesday.

UN urges more aid for people in north-east Nigeria, once inaccessible due to Boko Haram threat

New York, July 2 (Just Earth News): Tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria will die of malnutrition this year unless they receive treatment soon, the United Nations on Fridaywarned after reaching areas in the north-east of the country which had been cut off by Boko Haram violence.

UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

New York, July 1 (Just Earth News): Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram.

Thousands continue to flee Boko Haram attacks on Niger town – UN refugee agency

New York, June 7 (Just Earth News):Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in south-east Niger following near back-to-back attacks since this past Friday by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in the troubled Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Attacks by Boko Haram continue in Niger’s Diffa region, forcing more people to flee – UN

New York, June 6 (Just Earth News): People living in the region of Diffa in Niger continue to be affected by insecurity related to activities by the terrorist group Boko Haram around the Lake Chad, according to reports by the United Nations relief wing.

Amid Boko Haram violence, situation worsens for displaced in southeast Niger – UN

New York, May 25 (Just Earth News):Security and humanitarian conditions are deteriorating in southeast Niger, where hundreds of thousands of people settled after fleeing Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday.

In Niger, UN relief chief urges focus on civilians impacted by Boko Haram violence

New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a two-day mission to Niger, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called for greater attention to the crisis unfolding in the country's Diffa region, where violence at the hands of Boko Haram has forced more than 240,000 people out of their homes on both sides of the border with Nigeria.

Security Council demands Boko Haram ‘immediately’ end all violence in Lake Chad Basin

New York, May 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Deeply concerned at the alarming scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Security Council demanded that the group “immediately and unequivocally cease all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law.”

‘We cannot forget the girls from Chibok’ – UN child rights envoy

New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking two years since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls in Nigeria, a United Nations child rights envoy reiterated a call to bring them back, stressing that the international community must “be their voice” and help give children of Nigeria and the region the peaceful, stable lives they deserve.

Boko Haram violence an 'affront to humanity,' Ban declares

New York, Oct 5 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the bomb attacks of 2 October in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, as well as the multiple suicide bombings of 1 October in the city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, all by suspected Boko Haram elements.

Fallout from Boko Haram violence fastest growing crisis in Africa: UN relief official

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): The humanitarian fallout from the violence inflicted by Boko Haram is the fastest growing crisis in Africa, a senior United Nations relief official warned on Wednesday, appealing for concerted action on the humanitarian, security and development fronts to tackle the situation.

Secretary-General condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks in north-east Nigeria

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the multiple bomb attacks at a mosque and nearby areas conducted by suspected Boko Haram elements in Maiduguri in north-east Nigeria on Sunday.