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Nansen award winner offers lifeline to widows of conflict

Nansen award winner offers lifeline to widows of conflict

Instead, it almost ruined her life. Insurgents from Boko Haram, who have brought turmoil to much of north-east Nigeria in recent years, had blocked the road between two villages. Her husband, Usman, a primary school teacher was pulled out of the car. “They asked...

Nigerian girls from Nansen award winner’s school dream again

Nigerian girls from Nansen award winner’s school dream again

Even though early in the day, a baking hot sun is creating beads of sweat on the brows of excited students lined up in front of a modest wooden stage. Music blasts out of speakers to one side. The school has limited resources, but big ambitions. And today is a big...

UNHCR outlines way forward on Nigeria displacement

UNHCR outlines way forward on Nigeria displacement

OSLO, Norway – As growing numbers of displaced Nigerians start to return home, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday co-presented a way forward for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them. “The two strategies of...

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  – The Boko Haram insurgency recently came to the humble home of Bintu in north-east Nigeria and turned her already hard life upside down. “My husband was slaughtered by the insurgents at our farm in Ngorodole,” the 30-year-old...

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

MONGUNO, Nigeria  – Tens of thousands of Nigerians liberated from Boko Haram face a desperate lack of food that has left some children severely malnourished and families struggling to make ends meet, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warned today. Children are being...