• Boko Haram: We are treated like animals in camps – refugees

    Boko Haram: We are treated like animals in camps – refugees

    Local lawmakers in northeast Nigeria are investigating fresh allegations that officials have diverted food aid intended for people who have fled from Boko Haram.

    The allegations in Adamawa state center on officials and market traders accused of selling food items donated by Nigeria’s customs service, said Hassan Barguma, chair of a committee focused on refugees in the Adamawa state assembly.

    “Stealing food meant for starving children is beyond the pale and only adds insult to injury,” Barguma said.

    Boko Haram’s seven-year-old insurgency has […]

  • Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    It was gathered that the World Bank has warned that if the drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people would fall into poverty by 2050.

    The Bank said in a report released on Tuesday ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the UN in New York that a century of progress in health would be reversed.

    It said that by 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 per cent, […]