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Topic: Nigeria

August 21st, 2020

Hundreds Taken Hostage by Jihadists in Raid in North East Nigeria

On Tuesday night, Kukawa town in Borno State was raided by 20 trucks of jihadist militants and hundreds of people are reported to have been taken hostage. Many had only recently returned from refugee camps, with 1,200 returning to Kukawa in early August from camps near the state capital Maiduguri....

July 23rd, 2020

Islamist Militants in Northeast Nigeria Reportedly Execute Five Aid Workers

HART is saddened and concerned by the news that Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria have reportedly executed five aid workers. Multiple news outlets have now reported that the five aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists....

July 17th, 2020

Nigeria: COVID-19 and Education

  The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria continues to rise and has reached nearly 30,000, with the number of deaths at just below 700. Lagos, the country’s largest city, has the highest number of infections with over 10,000, with more than 126 deaths and 1,592 recoveries. ...

July 8th, 2020

Chibok Schoolgirls Kidnapping: A Forgotten Tragedy?

  The story of the 276 kidnapped Chibok girls is one that was heard around the world. Just over six years after the event, violence in Borno State continues. For five years, a rebel insurgency in north eastern Nigeria had terrorised the region and shut down schools....

July 3rd, 2020

Nigeria and Religious Conflcit

Whilst Nigeria has the biggest economy in Africa, ethnic and cultural divisions continue to spark violence throughout the country. Rampant inequality has led to certain regions, particularly the North East, falling behind the rest of the country in terms of development....

June 17th, 2020

All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Publish Report: Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?

  On 15/06/20 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief published a report entitled Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide? Baroness Cox is the current Co-Chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief....

May 22nd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers for May and April 2020

  Below are the written questions relevant to HART and our partner countries asked to the government by Baroness Cox in April and May.   Download the document to read the full transcript of the questions and answers....

March 10th, 2020

Baroness Cox receives answer to written question on government assistant for IDPs in Nigeria – 09/03/2020

  Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northern and middle belt states; and what steps they have taken to protect civilians displaced by conflict in that country....

November 11th, 2019

An Education Crisis: why are so many Nigerian children missing out on school?

Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds in Nigeria, 13.2 million are out of school. UNICEF found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria. Currently in Nigeria, 94.7 million people are living in extreme poverty (living on under $1.90 per day) and education is one essential tool for anyone, anywhere to have an opportunity to escape it....

November 13th, 2018

Press Release, 12 November 2018

WHO WILL PROTECT NIGERIA’S NORTHERN CHRISTIANS? Today, Baroness Cox has returned from a fact-finding mission to Nigeria, where thousands of Christians have reportedly been killed in escalating attacks led by Fulani militia. She visited the Anguldi Refugee Camp in Jos, P...
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