Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa region hit by Boko Haram

NNA - Niger has extended a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by Boko Haram, the government said late Friday.Attacks by Boko Haram since late May have emptied the towns of Bosso and Yebi ne...

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MNJTF regains control of Damasak in Nigeria from Boko Haram

Iran Press TV Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:49PM The Multinational Joint Task Force headquartered in Chad has regained control of a town in northeastern Nigeria from the grip of the Takfiri Boko Haram militants. "[The] MNJTF (Multinational Joint Task Force) t...

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Millions worldwide trapped in vicious cycle of violence and hunger – UN

29 July 2016 – Two United Nations agencies warned the UN Security Council today that ongoing conflicts around the world have pushed more than 56 million people into "crisis" or "emergency" levels of food insecurity and are hindering efforts to eradicate malnutrition.

According to a series of 17 country briefs prepared for the Security Council by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN World Food Programme (WFP), Yemen and Syria top the list in terms of sheer numbers of people whose food security is being negatively impacted by ongoing conflict.

"Conflict is a leading cause of hunger –

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Boko Haram

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 06:31 While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to f...

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Millions worldwide trapped in vicious cycle of violence and hunger – UN

29 July 2016 – Two United Nations agencies warned the UN Security Council today that ongoing conflicts around the world have pushed more than 56 million people into “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity and are hindering efforts to eradicate malnutrition.

According to a series of 17 country briefs prepared for the Security Council by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN World Food Programme (WFP), Yemen and Syria top the list in terms of sheer numbers of people whose food security is being negatively impacted by ongoing conflict.

“Conflict is a leading cause of hunger

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