DAKAR, 25 August 2016 - Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

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04 August 2016 – As part of activities to mark World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said more than five million newborns in Nigeria are deprived of essential nutrients and antibodies that protect them from disease and death as they are not being exclusively breastfed.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:47

NIGERIA: Rape of Nigerian minors

2 August 2016 - The growing rate of reported rape cases of minors in Nigeria is becoming unacceptable. What is more dreadful and unacceptable is that those involved in these criminal activities are usually treated with levity whenever they were arrested by the law enforcement agents. This disposition must change if we are ever going to deal with a situation that puts the lives and future of many of our children at great physical, emotional and psychological risk.

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27 May 2016 - *Urges stakeholders to rise against violence against children

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20 mai 2016 - L'armée nigériane a annoncé jeudi avoir retrouvé une deuxième rescapée parmi les 219 lycéennes de Chibok kidnappées par Boko Haram, quelques jours après la découverte d'Amina Ali, première jeune fille trouvée vivante. Selon le porte-parole de l'armée nigériane, le colonel Sani Usman, la deuxième otage de Chibok se trouvait parmi 97 femmes et enfants libérés jeudi 19 mai lors d'une opération conjointe de l'armée et des miliciens menée aux alentours de Damboa, dans l'État de Borno.

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19 May 2016 – After more than two years, Amina Ali, one of the 276 schoolgirls Boko Haram fighters abducted from a Chibok school in a 2014 attack that sparked lasting international outrage, was found this week. She was reportedly identified by a member of a civilian vigilante group assisting Nigerian soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram.

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DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 April 2016 - The number of children involved in ‘suicide’ attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has risen sharply over the past year, from 4 in 2014 to 44 in 2015, according to a UNICEF report released today. More than 75 per cent of the children involved in the attacks are girls.

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21 March 2016 - The United States and British governments knew where at least 80 of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram were but failed to launch a rescue mission, it has been revealed.

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LAGOS, 24 February 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, conducted a week-long visit to Nigeria in support of the Year of Action to End Violence against Children, launched by the President of Nigeria in September 2015 in response to the findings of a comprehensive national survey on violence against children. As a key contribution to this process SRSG Santos Pais participated in the launch of the Lagos State campaign to end violence against children.

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PRESS RELEASE
16 February 2016 - Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society, according to new research by International Alert and UNICEF, released today.

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