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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 13, 2017 0

It’s often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention

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Boko Haram: Down but far from out

Boko Haram: Down but far from out

May 24, 2017 0

The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of December of Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the jihadists, seemed to herald

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The human cost of Chad’s war against Boko Haram

The human cost of Chad’s war against Boko Haram

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

Chad is a key military player in the fight against Boko Haram but it is struggling with the humanitarian challenge of the insurgency. Cash-strapped Chad is hosting tens of thousands of people made

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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Go home, Nigerian government tells Boko Haram victims

Go home, Nigerian government tells Boko Haram victims

March 9, 2016 0

The Nigerian government is encouraging people in the northeast who have fled Boko Haram attacks to return to their homes, despite concerns over the safety of some of the more remote rural areas.

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How Boko Haram is killing off farms

How Boko Haram is killing off farms

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 17, 2015 0

YOLA 17 December 2015 (IRIN) - More than 17,000 farmers in northeastern Nigeria have been displaced by Boko Haram since 2012. Thousands of other young people, who were to inherit these lands, have

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COP21: Climate change and conflict meet in Cameroon

COP21: Climate change and conflict meet in Cameroon

December 9, 2015 0

KOUSSERI/DOUALA 09 December 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram isn't the only menace in Cameroon. Tens of thousands of people are being driven from their homes as long periods of drought, followed by heavy

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Nigeria says ‘go home’, but is it safe from Boko Haram?

Nigeria says ‘go home’, but is it safe from Boko Haram?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 17, 2015 0

MAIDUGURI/YOLA 17 November 2015 (IRIN) - The Nigerian government plans to start closing camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict by the end of December, forcing thousands of people to return

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Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram bonanza

Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram bonanza

September 28, 2015 0

KADUNA 28 September 2015 (IRIN) - Cattle theft has long been a problem in northwestern Nigeria but the general insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency is emboldening seasoned rustlers and encouraging those

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