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04 Feb 2002 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2002/0032
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Nigeria - Ammunition Dump Explosion
4 February 2002

1. The number of people killed in the explosion at the ammunition depot in Lagos State stands at approximately 1,000. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the National Red Cross (NRCS) estimate that up to 15,000 people are in need of assistance, including both military dependants and civilians.

04 Feb 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 4 February (IRIN) - At least 20 people have died in clashes since Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, between local Yorubas and Hausa-speaking northerners, residents and other sources said.

01 Feb 2002 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2002/0029
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Nigeria - Ammunition Dump Explosion

01 Feb 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 1 February (IRIN) - Aid workers said on Friday that many people missing as a result of this week's disaster at a munitions depot in Lagos had been reunited with their families, but fears persisted over threats posed by unexploded bombs that litter Nigeria's biggest city.

01 Feb 2002 description
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01 Feb 2002 description
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01 Feb 2002 description
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LAGOS, 1 février (IRIN) - Des travailleurs humanitaires ont informé ce vendredi que de nombreuses personnes disparues il y a une semaine durant la catastrophe dans une armurerie à Lagos ont été réunifiées avec leurs familles, mais que les craintes sont vives quant à la menace que constituent les bombes non explosées parsemées dans la plus grande métropole du Nigéria.

01 Feb 2002 description

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31 Jan 2002 description
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LAGOS, 31 January (IRIN) - West African representatives and a US military delegation have been holding talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on an early warning system that would monitor threats to regional security, officials said.

31 Jan 2002 description
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LAGOS, 31 janvier (IRIN) - Des représentants ouest-africains et une délégation militaire américaine ont eu des concertations à Abuja, la capitale du Nigéria, au sujet d'un système d'alerte rapide qui contrôlerait les menaces à la sécurité régionale, ont informé des officiels.

31 Jan 2002 description


THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 748,133 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 15,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR THREE WEEKS
The Situation

31 Jan 2002 description

By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent

31 Jan 2002 description

Geneva, 31 January 2002 - With thousands of Lagos residents still traumatized following the series of huge explosions on January 27, at a munitions depot in Lagos' biggest military facility, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched an appeal for 750,000 Swiss francs, on behalf of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS). The explosion left at least 600 people dead and hundreds more injured.

30 Jan 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 30 janvier (IRIN) - L'aide humanitaire commence à arriver pour les victimes des explosions d'une armurerie qui ont fait plus de 600 morts et des milliers de sans abris à Lagos, Nigéria, ont informé mercredi des responsables humanitaires.

30 Jan 2002 description
report UN News Service

Expressing shock and grief after a massive explosion at a weapons depot in Nigeria killed hundreds of people, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the United Nations stood ready to help as the government sought to assist the victims of the tragedy and determine the cause of the blast.

30 Jan 2002 description

OCHA/GVA - 2002/0027
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Nigeria - Ammunition Dump Explosion

30 Jan 2002 description
report IRIN

LAGOS, 30 January (IRIN) - Relief aid has started coming in for victims of the munitions dump blasts that have caused the death of over 600 persons in Lagos, Nigeria, and rendered thousands homeless, humanitarian officials said on Wednesday.

30 Jan 2002 description

By John Chiahemen

LAGOS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - More than 1,100 people remained missing on Wednesday after deadly blasts at a Lagos armoury, but many children among them may be alive and held for unknown reasons by security officials, the Nigerian Red Cross said.

More than 600 people were known to have died following the explosions and fire at the army weapons dump on Sunday in a crowded district of Lagos.

Many of the dead, including hundreds of children, drowned in two canals near the armoury as smoke billowed and rockets rained down on stampeding crowds fleeing the …