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Govt Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria

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Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria will receive humanitarian aid from 21st to 25th November 2022.

Presented as a “special emergency humanitarian assistance of the Head of State Paul Biya“, this aid will be distributed by the consulate in Calabar. This was announced by CRTV radio, the state media, yesterday 8 November. According to this media, the registrations have begun at the Cameroonian Consulate in Calabar and will continue until Tuesday, November 15. It would be 25 million CFA francs that should be distributed to 850 Cameroonians in the form of food kits. Envelopes for transport” will also be given to those refugees aged 21 or over.

In the past, it was the Ministry of External Relations that took the initiative for this operation. In fact, in November 2021, this ministerial department announced ‘the distribution of a special gift from the Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya, to 1,000 Cameroonian refugees settled in Calabar and its surroundings’.

This was the fourth operation of its kind, with statistics showing 1011 beneficiaries. This aid had already been distributed in April and November 2019, in December 2020. It would have already benefited nearly 6,000 Cameroonians who fled the Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West regions.

Published on 05.05.2023

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