Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria as secession conflict worsens

Refugees

Refugees sit by a UNHCR (United Nation Refugee Agency) tent in the refugee camp of Minawao, on the border of Nigeria at the extreme north of Cameroon. The refugees fleeing Cameroon for Nigeria have surpassed the UNHCR set benchmark.

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • The refugee situation is exacerbated by continuing arms conflict between secessionist group and government’s troops.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has raised concern over influx of Cameroonian refugees into Nigeria which has surpassed the benchmark of 70,000 people.

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