Insecurity: ActionAid reveals 408m youth affected by armed conflict




…expresses concern over impact of violent extremism on Nigerian youth

as resource persons call for proactive actions to prevent violent extremism

By Gabriel Ewepu

AS Nigeria sets to clock 62 years of independence in less than 24 hours, insecurity continues to devastate lives, property, peace and development, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Friday, revealed that 408 million youth are affected by armed conflict.

This was made known by the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, in an address of welcome at “The Learning and Dissemination of Policy Brief on PVE Implementation’ held in Abuja.

Obi who was represented by the Head of Programmes, AAN, Nkechi Ilochi-Kanny, said the affected 408 million youth basically ranges between ages 15-29 who live in areas affected by armed conflict or organised violence.

She also explained that seven years ago the United Nations Security Council adopted the groundbreaking resolution on Youth, Peace, and Security, which recognizes that young…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper