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Youngsters detained for alleged Boko Haram links

Youngsters detained for alleged Boko Haram linksFrom ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, CameroonYAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – CAMEROON authorities are detaining boys on suspicion of being affiliated to the Boko Haram terror group, children’s rights group have bemoaned. It could not be ascertained how many boys were detained or girls were married. The country is now hosting more than 274 000 refugees from the Central African Republic and 74 000 refugees from Nigeria. The Far North Region, the most vulnerable region in Cameroon with the lowest development indicators, has been the most affected by the Boko Haram crisis, with 198 889 internally displaced persons – mostly women and children – having fled their homes to escape the onslaught. The UN agency reported these populations – refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities – are residing in isolated areas of Cameroon,vwhere access to education, health care, water and sanitation is lacking.

Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2017 07:22 UTC