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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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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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18 février 2016 - Les jeunes filles enlevées par Boko Haram dans le nord du Nigeria vivent l’enfer pendant leur captivité. Une fois libérées, elles doivent faire face au rejet de leur communauté. C’est la conclusion d’un récent rapport publié par UNICEF et l’ONG, International Alert.

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18 février 2016 - A peine né, ce petit Nigérian a été voué à la vie d’errance. Abandonné par ses parents « pour sorcellerie », il a erré pendant huit mois dans les rues pour ensuite, affaibli par la faim, à bout de forces, aucun espoir de survie, tomber dans les mains d’une Danoise qui l’a sauvé, lui a donné à boire et à manger et l’a baptisé « Hope ».

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13 January 2016 – Rotary has announced US$35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries.

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DAKAR/NEW YORK, le 22 décembre 2015 - La violence et les attaques contre les populations civiles du Nord-est du Nigéria et ses pays voisins ont forcé plus d’un million d’enfants à quitter l’école, selon l’UNICEF.

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23 December 2015 - An estimated one million children have been forced out of school as a result of violent attacks by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and its neighbouring countries, a new UNICEF report said on Tuesday.

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DAKAR, 1 December 2015 - Hundreds of schools in northeast Nigeria have reopened for the first time in a year and a half, though many teachers and pupils are reluctant to return because of persistent violence in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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