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21/03/2017 - Photo story
Malnutrition is responsible for around 35% of all deaths in children under the age of five worldwide.
The conflict between security forces and the armed group Boko Haram is heavily affecting populations in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over 2.3 million people have been displaced within or out of their country. The European Commission has already allo
24/02/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.
A volunteer with Action Against Hunger visits a household in Maiduguri where a displaced family lives.   She explains to the mother the basic measures to avoid children from getting sick, and shows her how the multi-coloured band helps measure the child’s
24/02/2017 - Photo story
The situation in northeast Nigeria is beyond alarming. An estimated 5.1 million people are in need of food assistance in 2017.
19/01/2017 - News
The European Commission has released €40 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa.
14/10/2016 - News
Officials in Nigeria have confirmed that 21 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria two years ago have been released.
04/08/2016 - News
The European Commission is providing an additional €12.5 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. The new funding comes as violence by the terrorist group Boko...
Food assistance to vulnerable people in Niger. ©WFP/ Tim Dirven – supported by the EU
15/07/2016 - News
The European Commission has today announced €58.2 million in humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa – a region heavily affected by Boko Haram violence and severe food insecurity.
A mother and her child at an EU-supported hospital in Chad © WFP/Rein Skullerud
14/07/2016 - News
Today the European Commission has announced over €145 million in humanitarian assistance for Africa's Sahel region in 2016 to address the basic needs of the populations, tackle malnutrition and provide food to the most vulnerable people.
04/07/2016 - Video
"I was about to start secondary school…when Boko Haram came. Our teachers told us to run back home. We had no more school that day. I had no more school for three years. Now I am going to school in Yola." Ruth, aged 14, was forced to flee her home...
30/06/2016 - Video
Hamisu's village in north-east Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram fighters, forcing his family to hide and abandon their home. "When I heard the shooting, I ran back home. The gunshots were like rain falling. Every man or boy that they saw they...