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‘880,000 children under five died of pneumonia in the last couple of years’ – Save The Children

Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries has released a well researched and heart rending report of the number of lives of children that have been lost to several preventable cases of pneumonia around the world since 2016. The report which titled “Fighting For Breath in Nigeria: A call to ...

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GlobalHandwashingDay: ‘Only 1 in 5 people wash their hands after going to the toilet’ – WaterAid Nigeria

Washing hands with soap and water reduces cases of diarrhoea by almost 50% – yet on average, around the world only 19% of people wash hands with soap after defecation. This Global Handwashing Day, WaterAid urges governments worldwide to prioritise handwashing promotion, alongside water and sanitation, to save lives. According to ‘The recipe for success: How policy-makers can integrate water, ...

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ActionAid trains Nigerian journalists on fight against social injustice, poverty

Twenty-nine Nigerian journalists have been trained by ActionAid Nigeria on how to help in the fight against corruption, social injustice, and poverty in the country. The journalists, drawn from different media organisations across Nigeria, converged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for the two-day training, which ended on Wednesday. ActionAid and its partners – Journalists Against Poverty (JAP) and Upright For ...

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“Every Nigerian Girl Child deserves to be educated” – Amb Emma Gabari

Every 11th October is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is commemorated all over the world to align with the struggles, challenges and difficulties that the girl child particularly the African girl child faces. A non-governmental organisation African Focus For Youth Development (AFFYD) Kano, with support from Youthub Africa, brought together students, activists, CSO coalitions, media and other ...

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Total affirms commitment to sustainable economic agenda

To actively support nation-building efforts in line with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Total E&P Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to providing employment opportunities through capacity building, and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Total explained that such capacity-building is one of the ways to transform the society through human, social and economic development; and as such is determined ...

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UN HUMANITARIAN, DEVELOPMENT CHIEFS JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT CRISIS-AFFECTED PEOPLE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on Friday called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the dire humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while at the same time speed up the recovery of livelihoods. During a two-day joint official visit to ...

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege, ISIS survivor Nadia Murad for fighting sexual violence

Nadia Murad, a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded for showing “uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims”. Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of ...

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UNDP ADMINISTRATOR ACHIM STEINER, HUMANITARIAN CHIEF MARK LOWCOCK TO VISIT NIGERIA, CHAD

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock will be visiting Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in these countries. In Nigeria, Mr. Lowcock and Mr. Steiner will meet with high-level government officials and representatives of the humanitarian, development and donor communities. On 6 October, ...

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Sant Egidio condemns Jos Killings

By David Effe A faith-based organization known as Community of Sant’Egidio has again condemned the rising spate of killings in the country, especially the recent killing of at least eight people in two villages in Barkin-Ladi LGA of Plateau State even as it called on the government to tackle the issue of herdsmen killing in the country headlong. It was ...

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MSF Kicks off Emergency aid for the dying Children in the North East

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on that Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people that have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. MSF said that the children died between August 2nd and 15th in Bama, once the second-largest town in the ravaged state of Borno but now a ...

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