Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon
The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for forcing thousands of refugees to return to Nigeria against their wishes, despite a recent agreement between the countries. The agreement stated that any returns would be voluntary and only "when conditions were conducive". Cameroon's government has rejected the accusation.
Vanguard, 22 March 2017
The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. Read more »
Children and adults in the Minawao camp for Nigerian refugees in the Far North Region of Cameroon.
Daily Trust, 22 March 2017
Over 2,600 refugees have been forcefully returned back to Nigeria against their will by Cameroonian government this year, the United Nations Refugee Agency has said. Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 21 March 2017
Cameroonian soldiers have so far this year sent home more than 2,600 refugees against their wishes to northeast Nigeria where insecurity persists Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 2 March 2017
Tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to escape the Boko Haram insurgency could be voluntarily repatriated under an agreement signed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Read more »
VOA, 15 March 2017
Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as well as a huge stock of seized weapons, in fighting along its… Read more »