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Guidance Note on Attacks against Schools and Hospitals

The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is beyond outrageous.

The mass abduction of girls from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria has been a wake up call to the international community.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11 May 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, reached out to the delegations of the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM/A...

Protecting the Right to Learn in Nigeria

The Safe Schools Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Nigeria, by a coalition of Nigerian business leaders, working with the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, the Global Business Coalition for Education and A World at School.

GENEVA, May 9 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was deeply concerned at the recent wave of attacks on civilians in north-east Nigeria.


GENEVA — As international support builds for the search for more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the United Nations refugee agency expressed alarm Friday at the swelling tide of people fleeing their homes in northeast Nigeria to escape attacks by Boko Haram insurgents that it said were unprecedented in their brutality and frequency.

Agnès Gruda
La Presse

Parmi les rescapées du récent enlèvement de plus de 300 élèves dans un village du nord du Nigeria, il y a Deborah Sanya, jeune femme de 18 ans qui n'avait plus qu'une poignée d'examens à passer avant de décrocher son diplôme du secondaire.

The tragic irony that cost 17 students in an Aleppo school their lives last week must not be lost on the international community.

Mothers of the missing. Whose hearts are placed in a vise of uncertainty. Who don't know where their children are. If they are hurt. If they are alone. Who know that their children are living in terror.