Beneficiaries have received a sim card and their first monthly cash assistance of 17,000 nairas (about 12 USD/month). They are part of the displaced population that fled their village due to Boko Haram violence. Most of them want to buy food for their children. Some of them also want to start a business.
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Islamists have launched about 60 strikes on military targets since August, despite president’s claim that they have been ‘technically defeated’.
As world leaders meet in London to confront the biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war, perhaps the answer we need – and the bold plan we want – can be found 70 years in the past - Gordon Brown.
The campaign of terror by Boko Haram was responsible for nearly half of all civilian deaths in African war zones last year, according to research that highlights the group’s tactic of targeting non-combatants.
World leaders and public health specialists are scrambling to control the outbreak. One of the few bright spots is the success of Nigeria in controlling the disease, which could have spiralled out of control in Africa’s most populous country.