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Libya: $202 million needed to bring life-saving aid to half a million people hit by humanitarian crisis

5 February 2019-The United Nations and its aid partners, together with the interim Government of Libya, launched on Tuesday a humanitarian response plan (HRP), appealing for $202 million to bring urgent life-saving assistance to some 550,000 women, children and men affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The protracted political crisis that started in 2011 with demonstrations leading to the fall of long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has developed into an armed conflict, forcing tens of thousands of families into displacement, and driving over a million people to depend on aid to survive as they are unable to afford the most basic things. The UN Humanitarian/Resident...

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North-east Nigeria displacement crisis continues amid ‘increased sophistication’ of attackers, warns UN

5 February 2019-An upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-riven north-east Nigeria has displaced nearly 60,000 people in the last three months, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Tuesday. Armed extremists, notably Boko Haram militants, have contributed to a decade-long humanitarian crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states, that has spilled over into the Lake Chad region. “Since November we’ve seen 59,200 [displaced],” IOM Nigeria’s Chief of Mission, Frantz Celestin, said in Geneva, noting that in the last two years, “we have not seen that many people on the move”. The last two months of 2018 were also marked by...

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UN calls for support to implement Central Africa’s newly minted peace agreement

2 February 2019-After 10 days of negotiations, the Central African government and 14 armed groups reached a peace agreement on Saturday, according to a tweet from the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Let us mobilize to support the implementation of the peace agreement,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, said on Twitter after the peace agreement was concluded in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. The agreement was made possible under the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic (CAR) led by the African Union (AU) and with UN support. MINUSCA quoted Smail...

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‘Open, cordial, and frank discussions’ held over future Somalia-UN relationship

30 January 2019-Discussions described in a joint statement as “open, cordial and frank”, took place on Wednesday, between Somalia’s top two politicians and the UN political and peacebuilding affairs chief, in the capital Mogadishu. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, welcomed top UN official Rosemary DiCarlo for talks, some four weeks after the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) took the decision to expel the UN’s most senior representative in the country, Nichoas Haysom, declaring him persona non grata. The Government accused the veteran South African official and former lawyer for Nelson Mandela, of interfering in the “internal affairs” of...

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‘Open, cordial, and frank discussions’ held over future Somalia-UN relationship

30 January 2019-Discussions described in a joint statement as “open, cordial and frank”, took place on Wednesday, between Somalia’s top two politicians and the UN political and peacebuilding affairs chief, in the capital Mogadishu. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, welcomed top UN official Rosemary DiCarlo for talks, some four weeks after the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) took the decision to expel the UN’s most senior representative in the country, Nichoas Haysom, declaring him persona non grata. The Government accused the veteran South African official and former lawyer for Nelson Mandela, of interfering in the “internal affairs” of...

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

Ag.IGP MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADAMU NPM, mni

DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLCE (OPERATIONS)

DIG ABDULMAJID ALI

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DCP SADIQ I. ABUBAKAR

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