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Boko Haram violence leaves over 7 million facing starvation.

Over 7 million people are starving in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria as a result of violence by the Boko Haram terror group, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported.

- Zee News - IN

News24.com | Cameroonians fleeing Boko Haram desperate for food.

Homeless and hungry, Fadi is a young widow from Cameroon who was forced by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency to flee her village near the Nigerian border.

- News24.com - ZA

Fleeing Boko Haram: 'Every day we pray for protection and peace'.

- UN - INT

Boko Haram leader killed spokesman.

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group's purported spokesman over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by AFP.In the 5...

- The Hindu - IN

News24.com | Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources.

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Boko Haram leader killed spokesperson over 'leadership plot'.

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group's purported spokesperson over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by AFP..

- News24.com - ZA

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram: U.N.

OSLO - Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding appeal.

- Reuters - US

News24.com | The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'.

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

- News24.com - ZA

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge.

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.

- UN - INT

News24.com | Cameroon expels at least 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram.

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon.

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.

- News24.com - ZA

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram - UN

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

- Daily Nation - KE

Humanitarian agencies seek $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in northeast Nigeria - UN

As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said.

- UN - INT

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women escape Boko Haram only to find violence and sexual exploitation in Nigeria’s displacement camps

- UN - INT

Nigeria seeks $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in country's northeast - UN

As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said.

- UN - INT

Oppn slams KCR's Rs 5 cr gold offer to Lord Venkateswara

The main opposition Congress and the BJP in Telangana today criticised Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for using public money to fulfil his "personal vows" made to Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.In a princely offering, the Chief Minister today donated gold ornaments worth around Rs 5 crore to the famous hill shrine of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Logistics nightmare helping the Boko Haram displaced

Humanitarian groups are trying to bring aid to 57,000 people forced out of their homes by Boko Haram Islamists.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Logistics nightmare: Helping the Boko Haram displaced

Humanitarian groups in Nigeria's town of Dikwa are trying to bring aid to at least 57 000 people forced out of their homes by Boko Haram Islamists, whose insurgency has devastated the remote region since 2009.

- News24.com - ZA

Telangana CM offers Rs 5cr gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara

In a princely offering, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today donated gold ornaments worth around Rs 5 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in nearby Tirumala. Accompanied by family members and some cabinet colleagues, Rao arrived here last night by a special flight on a 15-hour maiden spiritual ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Timely funding crucial in sustaining scale-up of humanitarian response in Nigeria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, more support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence. Maiduguri/Abuja, 21 February ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Humanitarian situation worsening in Cameroon's Far North

Source: International Crisis Group Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria The region hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs fleeing Boko Haram violence, adding to the burdens of an already impoverished host population. The plight of refugees and the internally displaced from the Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon's ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Boko Haram recruited 2,000 child soldiers in 2016: UNICEF

Ed AdamczykFeb. 21 -- The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children to fight in 2016, a United Nations report released Tuesday said.

- UPI - US

Timely funding crucial in sustaining scale-up of humanitarian response in Nigeria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria About 5.1 million people in the northeast to face severe food insecurity in the coming months, as relief organizations seek urgent financial support to prevent famine and assist at-risk children. Maiduguri/Abuja, 21 February 2017: As relief ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday. Corrupt practices in states such as Nigeria, Libya and Iraq are providing fertile ground for ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Civilians in the crossfire of Boko Haram and the military

Military also wants to stop the mass kidnapping of their inhabitants.

- Daily Nation - KE

UN: Nearly 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' from famine

Reuters/Adriane Ohanesian JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South ...

- Business Insider - US

Three killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village

Ed AdamczykFeb. 20 -- A Boko Haram raid on a village in Nigeria's Borno state killed three people, a member of a local civilian security force said.

- UPI - US

Boko Haram linked to deadly attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Ed AdamczykFeb. 17 -- At least 11 people died after suicide bombers attacked locations in Maiduguri, Nigeria, security sources and witnesses said.

- UPI - US

Several Boko Haram bombers killed in Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers blow themselves up while at least four more are shot dead in the northeastern city.

- Al Jazeera - QA

11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers

Witnesses and soldiers say 11 people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled Boko Haram suicide bombers and fighters to repel an attack on the outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city

- The Daily Star - LB

Mufti: Amputations or not, stealing still haram

Asri says imperative to ensure conditions in a country can ensure just administration of hudud.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Red Gold and Fishing in the Lake Chad Basin

Red Gold and Fishing in the Lake Chad Basin1 February 2017As part of its emergency response in Diffa, Oxfam in Niger undertook a modified Emergency Market Mapping Analysis in November 2016. The broad aim was to understand the effect of the Boko Haram conflict and the military operations to counter them on the critical ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Fighting Boko Haram leaves far eastern Niger in a state of humanitarian emergency

Fighting Boko Haram leaves far eastern Niger in a state of humanitarian emergency1 February 2017The devastation caused by Boko Haram and the military forces fighting them has plunged the people of far eastern Niger into a serious food crisis and has slashed their incomes to a tenth of what they were before.

- Oxfam International - UK

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