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Cameroon: US welcomes voluntary return of CAR refugees

The United States Embassy in Cameroon has welcomed the voluntary repatriation of the first set of three hundred Central African…

The United States Embassy in Cameroon has welcomed the voluntary repatriation of the first set of three hundred Central African refugees in “safety and dignitary” to their homeland last Wednesday.

In a statement issued yesterday, the United States Embassy in Cameroon indicated that she congratulates the initiative from the Governments of Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

“On the occasion of United Nations Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon welcomes the voluntary return of the first groups of Central African Republic refugees to their country of origin… We encourage continued adherence to humanitarian norms, particularly the voluntary return of refugees in safety and dignity, and according to the principles of the Tripartite Agreement of June 29, 2019.” The statement partly reads.

Lauding the Government’s efforts in hosting refugees from neighbouring countries, the Embassy called on other countries to help Cameroon in her drive to providing shelter and food to these refugees and vulnerable populations in the country.

On Wednesday October 23, 2019, the first set of three hundred Central African refugees began wilfully returning to their homeland following a tripartite agreement signed between Cameroon, Central Africa and the UN High Commissioner for refugees in June 2019 in Yaounde.

The operation is due to end on December 30, 2019.

 

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