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Zannah Mustapha, the recipient of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award

Zannah Mustapha, the recipient of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award

Nigerian teacher and school-founder wins Nansen Refugee Award

18/09/2017 16:49

A Nigerian lawyer, teacher and peacemaker has won the prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for his work opening schools amid conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. 

 

File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

File photo of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Aid agency highlights malnourished children in Lake Chad Region

06/09/2017 07:37

An aid agency is warning that the number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across Africa’s Lake Chad Basin has soared since last year and could spiral further, as Boko Haram terrorists ramp up attacks in the region.

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Aid agencies voice concern over mudslide disease threat

17/08/2017 11:24

Sierra Leone has begun burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital Freetown. As the burials took place aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by about 400 corpses left out in the warm climate.

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

International community urged to do more to help South Sudan

23/02/2017 12:45

The relief agency Christian Aid has appealed to the international community to do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, which has led to famine in parts of the country.

Migrants waiting to be picked up after falling into the water during a rescue operation off the Libyan coast.

Migrants waiting to be picked up after falling into the water during a rescue operation off the Libyan coast.

Migrant shipwrecks: IOM says EU closing down all avenues for migrants

03/11/2016 16:17

The International Organization for Migration says the EU is closing down all avenues for migrants to reach Europe and predicts more and more desperate people will throw caution to the winds in their attempt to get there.

UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sacks the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan

UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing that the blue helmets failed to protect civilians during a recent outbreak of violence in Juba.

UN sacks South Sudan commander over civilian deaths

02/11/2016 10:57

The United Nations has sacked the force commander of its mission in South Sudan after a damning report found peacekeepers failed to prevent the killing of civilians.

A file photo taken on February 10, 2015 shows young boys, child soldiers, sitting with their rifles at a ceremony of disarmament

A file photo taken on February 10, 2015 shows young boys, child soldiers, sitting with their rifles at a ceremony of disarmament

Armed groups in South Sudan released 145 children

26/10/2016 16:42

UNICEF says armed groups in South Sudan have released 145 children on Tuesday.