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Cameroon: 40,000 Nigerians Who Fled Election Violence Return Home

Moki Edwin Cameroon authorities says at least 40,000 Nigerians who fled across the border for fear of election-related violence have returned home and another 20,000 are soon to follow. Cameroon troops whistle to indicate it is time for departure as about 3,000 Nigerians prepare to return to the village of Kukawa in

30,000 Nigerian Refugees return to Rann, says UN

An estimated 30,000 Nigerians have returned since Tuesday from Cameroon to the flashpoint town of Rann, which has been targeted repeatedly by Boko Haram militants this year, the U.N. refugee agency said in an emailed comment to Reuters on Thursday. The men, women and children were among 40,000 civilians who fled

35,000 Nigerian refugees safe in Cameroon — UN

The UN refugee agency said the estimated 35,000 Nigerians had fled across the north-eastern border into Cameroon in the last two weeks of January. There are also several thousands of Cameroonian refugees hosted across Nigeria, reported News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). There are concerns about the possible forceful ejection of the Nigerian

Refugee, Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean Sea alarming — UN

The U.N. refugee agency says there was an alarming increase in the number of refugees and migrants who lost their lives last year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Last year, the U.N. refugee agency says, six people died on average every day while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. It estimates 2,275

UN seeks nearly $1bn for 6.2M displaced Nigerians

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations said it is launching a three-year Humanitarian Response Strategy together with the Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist millions of victims of Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled to neighbouring countries. The UN revealed that 6.2 million people

Thousands of Nigerian Refugees Flee to Chad — UN

The U.N. refugee agency says thousands of Nigerian refugees are fleeing to Chad to escape a surge of violence in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state. Fierce clashes between government forces and armed militants from the radical Islamic group Boko Haram erupted in late December in Borno state’s Baga town, near the Chadian

Stop Forced Eviction of Nigerian Refugees, UN tells Cameroon

The UN refugee agency has expressed shock by reports that Cameroonian authorities have forcibly returned some 9,000 Nigerian refugees who fled across the border earlier in the week in search of safety from militant attacks. The sudden mass exodus of thousands of Nigerian refugees into Cameroon followed attacks by Boko Haram

Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Mr Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for UNHCR, highlighted that the needs on the ground to cater for the refugees in Nigeria were outpacing donor efforts. Baloch said reports

The UN Refugee Agency Faces a Big Funding Shortfall

As the refugee crisis continues to worsen, funding for it is steadily shrinking, according to a new report by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). So far, the agency says it’s only received 45 percent of the $8.2 million it called for at the beginning of the year – more than has ever