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More than 20.000 Anglophone registered refugees in Nigeria-UN

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The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says it has registered more than twenty thousand Anglophone refugees Nigeria since the influx started in October 2017.

As tensions continue to heighten in Cameroon, UNHCR partner Rhema Care reports that civilians – mainly women and children are arriving in Nigeria in search of safety and international protection.

Reports say, officials of Cross River State in Nigeria, allocated the land for the construction of a settlement in Okoja LGA to host up to 10,000 Cameroonian asylum seekers, as part of commitments by Nigeria to support UNHCR move the asylum seekers about 50 kilometres away from the border in line with international protection principles.

Tensions continue to heighten in English speaking Cameroon. It would be recalled that the Government of Cameroon has taken further measures including the extension of curfew in the North West region, restricting the movement of persons between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m daily for a period of one week starting March 11.


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