UN warns 100,000 could die of starvation in North-East Nigeria
Orla Fagan is spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in studio with Richard Crowley on RTE Radio 1 during the week. (Thursday 29th December 2016 at 1pm)
‘The UNs Orla Fagan, on the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Government, and the unfolding humanitarian crisis.’
Orla speaking to This Week’s Richard Crowley about the Nigerian conflict live from Nigeria on RTE Radio 1 earlier today. [20th November 2016]
A “forgotten crisis” is taking place in north-eastern Nigeria which the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) warns could be the worst on the African continent. Seven years of insecurity sparked by the terrorist group Boko Haram has affected up to 15 million people in four states, leading to mass displacement. It has also caused a major food shortage as agricultural production has stalled. As a result, some 400,000 children face starvation. Dianne Penn asked OCHA Public Information Officer Órla Fagan about the extent of the crisis.
Greek Refugee Crisis (2016)
800,000 refugees and migrants travelled through the island of Lesbos, Greece in 2015. It has a population of just 90,000 people. The social, political and economic impact is explored in this documentary by Orla Fagan.
Orla Fagan reporting Live from the Philippines November 2013
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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says it needs a lot more money to fund the relief effort in the Philippines. WSJ’s Deborah Kan speaks to OCHA’s Orla Fagan
Irish aid worker Orla Fagan is based in the Philippines and she tells John this morning about civet coffee produced in an unusual manner using civet cats. [ 30/09/14 ] You can follow Orla on her blog at http://www.fagansblog.com