Agency advocates special court for rape cases
Mercy Corps, has called on federal and state governments to establish special courts for hearing of rape cases in the country.
Nigeria allows 2 aid groups to resume work in volatile north
Nigeria has lifted a ban on two international humanitarian bodies it accused of aiding "terrorists" in the country's restive north, the birthplace of the Boko Haram jihadist group.
Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon
United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Friday that Nigeria has promised to lift a ban on two international aid groups working in the restive northeast in the "next few days". The army closed down the offices of Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria in September, sparking fears it could worsen…
Why Nigerian Army closed Mercy Corps offices
The Nigerian army closed the offices of another aid group Mercy Corps after troops said they found a large sum of money allegedly belonging to the agency, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Reuters reported that a military source and an aid worker at the organisation said army found N29 million ($94,771) in cash being transported in…
UN chief mourns two aid workers killed in Kajuru Castle
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of the two aid workers who lost their lives in Friday’s attack on Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort in Kaduna State. Faye Mooney, a British communications and learning specialist with non-governmental organisation Mercy Corps,…