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Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:53pm On Dec 06, 2021
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed that Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria are now over 70,000.

The UN Refugee agency also appealed to international community for urgent additional support for refugees in Nigeria.

UNHCR, while stating that of the over 70,000 refugees, added that nearly 80 per cent of them are women and children.

The UNHCR’s Country Representative, Chansa Kapaya, in a statement on Monday, said: “This is not just a number, these are people behind these numbers, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, people just like you and I, that have been forced to flee their homes to seek safety and save their lives. 70,000 refugees are 70,000 daughters and sons.”

She lamented that their dreams and plans were disrupted by violence in the North-west and South-west regions of Cameroon where a conflict between secessionist non-state armed groups and the army are displacing people from their homes since 2017.

She noted that recent arrivals and UNHCR’s protection monitoring confirmed killings, abductions, forced evictions and other forms of violence, with armed groups attacking schools and hospitals.

She said over 8,000 Cameroonian women, men and children have arrived in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Cross River and Taraba States in the past 12 months, many in hard-to-reach rural areas.

She disclosed that UNHCR, together with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs, registered them, with 59 per cent refugees found in local communities and the rest live in four settlements which UNHCR helped built on land generously provided by the government.

The statement said Nigeria has a progressive open-door approach to refugees, allowing refugee girls and boys to go to school just like nationals and their parents to work where they can, and with support from UNHCR, Nigeria provides primary health care to refugees and nationals alike.

Kapaya said: “UNHCR commends Nigeria because it is on its way to become a champion in implementing the Global Compact on Refugees, but Nigeria needs support.”

She said the most pressing needs of Cameroonian refugees are food, shelter, improved health care and education as well as livelihood opportunities.

She said with rising food prices, the economic impact of COVID-19 and the refugee influx, needs are on the rise with serious risks of gender-based violence and negative copying mechanisms such as begging and survival sex.

The amount of support UNHCR can deliver is increasingly falling short. Cash for food, for instance, had to be reduced since 2019 due to insufficient funding.

The statement said $97.7 million is needed to respond to the needs of a total of some 78,000 refugees and asylum-seekers of different nationalities and to IDP needs – protection, camp management/coordination, shelter and non-food items such as blankets and jerry cans.

The statement lamented that so far, not even half of this amount (45 per cent, as of 23 November) has been received.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/12/06/cameroonian-refugees-in-nigeria-now-over-70000-says-unhcr/

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Maxymilliano(m): 8:06pm On Dec 06, 2021
A nation in deep crisis providing succor for citizen's of another country while acting like all is well and good.

In 2021, the Nigerian refugee crisis will be going into its seventh year. ... Over 3.2 million people are displaced, including over 2.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in north-eastern Nigeria, over 684,000 IDPs in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and 304,000 refugees in the four countries.


https://www.unhcr.org/nigeria-emergency.html

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Leverage2021: 8:16pm On Dec 06, 2021
And na from the porus cursed north these miscreants dey come from

Pantami nin no dey work here

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by dasparrow: 9:36pm On Dec 06, 2021
I wonder when there will be peace in Africa. Lord have mercy.

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 9:57pm On Dec 06, 2021
Your house is on fire, you dey accept people from other countries.

British Southern Cameroon unlike northern (Borno, Adamawa etc) decided to join french Cameroon in 1961 instead of Nigeria... wrong decision ever. Imagine the oil money Dem for enjoy like Abacha, Kyari, babagana, atiku, mustapha and other herdsmen Dem.

Now Biya wey dn be president since before Dem born my grand mama dn show Dem shege now Dem dn form ambazonia wan flee.


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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Nobody: 9:58pm On Dec 06, 2021
Hmmm alright
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at a cheap price DM me for your logo and flyer design
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Rexnegro(m): 9:58pm On Dec 06, 2021
Na WA o

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Grace001: 9:58pm On Dec 06, 2021
Those ones are from fry pan to fire


Because Nigeria has nothing to offer them except they are ready to look for plastic and be doing “bambialla”

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by InoGetJoy: 9:58pm On Dec 06, 2021
Africa, my Africa
SMH

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by GboyegaD(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
The challenges of Africa is very overwhelming.

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by NwaNimo1(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
Nigerian refugee's in Cameroon = .......

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Albert0011(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
Moses at 12 years old "I want to be a Doctor"
Moses at 20 years old "Science class is hard o"
Moses at 27 years old "Its your boy Dj OSMOSES make some noise grin

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by bigdammyj: 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
Noted
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by ghostboy(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
Me sef wey I be Nigerian citizen, I dey live like refugee, na all of us be refugee for naija jare!

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by robosky02(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
Everyone here na refugee

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Mko123(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
I hope naija is not forming boss by receiving them. With time now Boko go make half of our population go there
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by HonestFriend: 10:00pm On Dec 06, 2021
African leaders are all useless including the one with d highest population..

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by ImoleNaija: 10:01pm On Dec 06, 2021
She lamented that their dreams and plans were disrupted by violence in the North-west and South-west regions of Cameroon where a conflict between secessionist non-state armed groups and the army are displacing people from their homes since 2017.

Secession Lobatan


She said over 8,000 Cameroonian women, men and children have arrived in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Cross River and Taraba States in the past 12 months, many in hard-to-reach rural areas.

From frying pan into fire

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Omolomo4eva(m): 10:03pm On Dec 06, 2021
African problems no dey finish o,na only God fit bring am to an end. Before before,na Naija refugees dey run go Cameroon,now na vice versa. It is a wao!
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by OKPANAMboy: 10:03pm On Dec 06, 2021
While Yorubas are in Benin.

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Memberclub(m): 10:09pm On Dec 06, 2021
They are welcomed
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by okechuks22: 10:10pm On Dec 06, 2021
Lia Mohammed have come again

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by ZombiePUNISHER: 10:17pm On Dec 06, 2021
Leverage2021:
And na from the porus cursed north these miscreants dey come from

Pantami nin no dey work here

nin is for Southerners
they cut off network for bandits in the North

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Legendguy(m): 10:18pm On Dec 06, 2021
Some one said that oduduwa citizens are in Benin as refugees, few decades ago, Liberia and Sierra Leone were here as refugees

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Idamond(m): 10:20pm On Dec 06, 2021
if na one southern country for inside Africa them for done plan to do small "see no fobia" grin, so them go use loot people sweat in the name of they're taken our jobs and killing our children with drug, as if them dey force the children to take the drugs..

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Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Onyiiobi7735(m): 10:21pm On Dec 06, 2021
This government and stupid decision eeh! They haven't finished handling the IDPs in the North,and they are handling Cameroonian refugees.
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Alary: 10:23pm On Dec 06, 2021
They should go and meet Atiku Abubakar , he is their grand patron. �
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by BigDawsNet: 10:25pm On Dec 06, 2021
Give them permit na
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by IPIGSRHYPO: 10:28pm On Dec 06, 2021
Maxymilliano:
A nation in deep crisis providing succor for citizen's of another country while acting like all is well and good.



https://www.unhcr.org/nigeria-emergency.html
Re: Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Now Over 70,000 - UNHCR by Grgton(m): 10:31pm On Dec 06, 2021
Pls when r they getting off the country

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