UNHCR alarmed by forceful return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon - News Summed Up

UNHCR alarmed by forceful return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon


According to statistics from the organisation, 385 Nigerian refugees have been forcibly returned from Cameroon since the start of this year with the majority occuring in the last month. On April 10,160 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers were forcibly returned to Nigeria’s Borno state – an area whose residents continue to face risks. Seven days later, 118 asylum-seekers were forcibly returned to Borno state after arriving Cameroon just 48 hours before fleeing the violence in their area. « The forced returns are in violation of the principle of no forced returns or non-refoulement, » The UNHCR said in a statement. In total, UNHCR has registered some 87,600 Nigerian refugees in the country.


Source: Cameroon Daily Journal April 21, 2018 09:33 UTC


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