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More than 20,000 Cameroonian refugees ‘temporarily sheltered’in Nigeria

Nigeria will be recognizing 20,485 Cameroonian refugees on a ‘temporary protection basis’, United Nations Refugee Agency officials said on Thursday.…

Nigeria will be recognizing 20,485 Cameroonian refugees on a ‘temporary protection basis’, United Nations Refugee Agency officials said on Thursday.

Some of the refugees who are already temporarily sheltered in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Benue and Taraba states, were on April 5, in Maiduguri, informed of the Nigerian government’s decision to recognise them on a temporary protection basis.

According to UNHCR, its mission was to access the needs of refugees and draft a protection strategy for the Cameroonian refugees’ situation in Nigeria.

“The UN refugees’ agency and national authorities will continue with their registration to track their influx into Nigeria.

“The presence of registration officers will improve tracking and registration of new arrivals from Cameroun. Registration officers will be able to cover Akwa Ibom and Taraba from their bases in Cross River and Benue at the same time.”

UNHCR says it still requires $80.3 million, an equivalent of N28.91 billion to fully implement its operational plans this year.

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency has completed arrangements to relocate 5,000 refugees to Anyake village in Benue State for the distribution of food and non-food items in camps. Its regional and country representatives, Liz Ahua and Canhandula disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

 

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