Nigeria Begins Evacuation Of Citizens From CAR

The government has begun the evacuation of about 2,000 Nigerians from crisis-ridden Central African Republic, where continuing violence has led to deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

Photo: UNHCR

Nigerian refugees (file photo).

  • Central African Republic:  1,277 Nigerians Evacuate From Central African Republic Crisis (press release)

    Government of Nigeria, 6 January 2014

    The Nigerian Government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has evacuated 1,277 Nigerians who were stranded in the raging Central African Republic crisis to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR - Sokoto Evacuates 20 Displaced Persons

    This Day, 8 January 2014

    The Sokoto State Government has evacuated 20 indigenes displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Returnees Transported to States of Origin - NEMA

    Daily Trust, 8 January 2014

    Nigerians evacuated from the Central African Republic (CAR) toa Hajj transit camp in Abuja have been moved home by their various state governments. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Govt Closes Reception Camps for CAR Returnees

    Vanguard, 7 January 2014

    The Federal Government has closed the reception camp established for the 1,424 Nigerians evacuated from crisis torn Central African Republic, CAR. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  FG Evacuates 1,424 Nigerians From Bangui

    Leadership, 6 January 2014

    The Federal Government has evacuated a total of 1,424 Nigerians who took refuge at the Nigerian Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Crisis Can Turn Into Religious War and Spill Over Borders, UN Warns

    Leadership, 7 January 2014

    Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, has warned that the strife in the Central African Republic (CAR) could turn into religious war and spill over the ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Hundreds of Nigerians Evacuated From Central African Republic

    Daily Trust, 6 January 2014

    About 1,277 Nigerians have been evacuated from crisis-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) since the airlift began on Friday. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  FG Sends Two Planes to Bangui

    Daily Trust, 4 January 2014

    The Federal Government yesterday dispatched two aircraft to Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) to transport thousands of Nigerians stranded there. read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Evacuee Gives Birth to Twins On Arrival

    Daily Trust, 6 January 2014

    A woman, who was among the first batch of 365 Nigerians evacuated from Bangui, gave birth to a set of twins on arrival in Nigeria on Friday. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Central African Republic Crisis - Evacuee Delivers Twins On Arrival

    This Day, 5 January 2014

    The federal government has evacuated a total of 839 persons comprising Nigerians and citizens of neighbouring West African countries from Bangui, the capital of Central African ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  FG Evacuates 1,277 Nigerians From War-Torn Central African Republic

    Vanguard, 5 January 2014

    The Federal Government has so far evacuated 1,277 Nigerians stranded in crisis-torn Central African Republic, CAR. read more »

  • Nigeria:  350 Nigerian Deportees From CAR Arrive Abuja

    This Day, 4 January 2014

    There was confusion yesterday night at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja as over 350 Nigerian deportees made up of mainly women and children from Bangui, the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Conflict - Nigerian Evacuees Hit 1,277

    This Day, 5 January 2014

    The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Sunday said that the number of fleeing Nigerians so far evacuated from the conflict-stricken Central African Republic under the ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  FG Evacuates Nigerians From Crisis-Torn Central African Republic

    Leadership, 5 January 2014

    Following President Goodluck Jonathan's directive for immediate evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the crisis-ridden Central African Republic (CAR), the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Crisis - Repatriation of Nigerians to Begin Today - NEMA

    Daily Trust, 3 January 2014

    The National Emergency Management Agency has said that the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the Central African Republic will begin today. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Nigerians Evacuated From Central African Republic - DHQ

    Daily Trust, 5 January 2014

    The Defence Headquarters has said it commenced the evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the conflict of the Central African Republic. read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR Evacuee Gives Birth to Twins On Arrival in Abuja

    Leadership, 4 January 2014

    A woman who was among the first batch of 365 Nigerians being evacuated from Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), gave birth to a set of twins on arrival in Nigeria on Friday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Crisis in CAR - FG to Evacuate 2000 Fleeing Nigerians

    This Day, 4 January 2014

    The Federal Government last Friday night began evacuation of Nigerians and some West African neigbours stranded as a result of the fighting in the Centrsl read more »

  • Central Africa:  Nearly 1 Million Displaced in CAR Violence

    Voice of America, 3 January 2014

    The United Nations says violence in the Central African Republic has now displaced nearly one million people from their homes, and that a lack of security is making it difficult to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAR's Festering Crisis (editorial)

    Leadership, 7 December 2013

    A tragedy of epic proportion is unfolding in Central African Republic (CAR). The French government recently warned that the country was on the "verge of genocide". Thousands of ... read more »

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