Oraka Onome

About Oraka Onome

Oraka Onome is a Research and Communications Assistant in a leading think-tank in Nigeria. She holds a Masters degree in Peace and Development Studies, and a Bachelors' degree in International Studies and Diplomacy. She is passionate about child rights, child protection and environmental security.

1,213 Nigerians Repatriated From Libya In First Quarter Of 2018

Since the fall of Libya’s Dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, rivaling factions have fought for control and legitimacy over the government, leaving the country in chaos. This governmental power vacuum has been exploited by smugglers and traffickers who made  huge profits in the trading of humans. With a 1, 100-mile […]

Is Voluntary Pledge Enough? 42 UK Companies Sign Pledge To Reduce Use Of Plastic

UK supermarkets and food companies have launched a voluntary pledge to reduce plastic packaging. Already, about 42 businesses, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose, have signed up to support the UK Plastics Pact—an industry-wide initiative launched by sustainability body WRAP, which aims to transform packaging, reduce avoidable plastic […]

Making A Case For Effective Rehabilitation Programs For Children Involved In The Boko Haram Insurgency

 “Manou, who was ten at the time, and his six-year-old sister, Chance, were tending to their family’s fields-in the eastern DRC- when the armed men arrived. Some of them attempted to sexually assault Manou who was wearing a dress. When they realized he was a boy, they started hitting him. […]

Boko Haram Insurgency: Over 1000 Children Abducted Since 2013

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday that over 1,000 children have been abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group from northeastern Nigeria since 2013. This includes the 276 girls forcibly taken from their secondary school dormitories in Chibok, Borno State by the insurgents in 2014. In a […]