Wednesday, 19 July 2017

UNHCR Deputy Chief Volker Türk Visits Cameroon

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR is in Cameroon for a two-day working visit. 

A statement from the country office of the agency says during the visit which runs from July 18 to 199, Volker Türk will meet top ranking state officials to discuss issues related protection and assistance programs for Nigerian refugees living in Cameroon’s Far North region.
UNHCR Deputy Chief Volker Türk Visits Cameroon
The German-born UN official is also expected to meet representative of countries providing aid to the refugees. He will also meet officials of other UN agencies in Cameroon as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations assisting Nigerian refugees.

Volker Türk is visiting Cameroon at a time when the country is reported to be violated clauses of a tripartite agreement on voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees living in Cameroon. The agreement was signed earlier this year, yet Cameroon appears to have continued to force several thousands of refugees out of its territory.

It should be noted that the UNHCR currently ensures protection and assistance to close to 330,000 refugees and asylum seekers. They are hosted in camps and communities in the country’s East, Adamawa, North and Far North regions. Read The Original Article Here.

Copyright © Africa 24 News. All rights reserved. Distributed by Africa Metro Global Media ( To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, Click Here.

Africa 24 News publishes around multiple reports a day from more than 40 news organizations and over 100 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which Africa 24 News does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify Africa 24 News as the publisher are produced or commissioned by Africa 24 News. To address comments or complaints, Please Contact Us.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Contact Form


Email *

Message *