65m displaced globally from conflicts
The United Nations (UN) has announced that over 65million people are globally displaced by various conflicts around the world.
It has also announced that since the attack of the UN office in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, where 22 humanitarian workers were killed, 4000 humanitarian workers have so far been killed, injured or maimed around the world, showing an average of 300 cases every year.
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, disclosed these figures yesterday in Maiduguri at a news conference marking the 15th anniversary of the global humanitarian aid predicaments since August 19, 2003 Baghdad attack jointly addressed by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State.
He expressed dismay over the recruitment of children by armed groups and used to fight and women highly abused and humiliated.
According to him, since the start of the Boko Haram conflict in 2009 more than 26,000 have been killed, thousands of women and girls abducted and children continue to be used on a regular basis as suicide bombers.
He noted that three were killed and three abducted in March this in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government Area, an aid worker killed in Ngala in May this year and one NEMA staff was killed in Damasak last week, all in Borno State.
The governor noted that over 1.5 million IDPs are spread in camps in Maiduguri metropolis and across all the 27 local government areas of the state.