Sunday, 21 January 2018

Over 10, 000 Cameroonian Refugees Registered in Cross River, says the United Nations

Over 10, 000 refugees in various Cross River State communities have been registered so far, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has stated.

Assistant Representative in charge of Operations for UNHCR in Abuja, BambaBoubacar, disclosed this while donating a field Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) in Calabar.

He said the vehicle was to facilitate the registration of the asylum seekers.

Boubacar explained: “We have registered so far 10, 400 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River and registration is continuing.
Over 10, 000 Cameroonian Refugees Registered in Cross River, says the United Nations
“We have been informed that there are people not registered in various areas. But until we complete the registration, we would not be able to give an accurate figure.

“We have people from other countries and also Nigerians who were established in Cameroon coming back. They cannot be registered as refugees.

“So we need to be cautious and register before providing a figure. But also for yesterday it was 10, 400 registered.”

He also disclosed that the UNHCR is planning to open an office in Calabar and a two field offices in other parts of the state. thenationonlineng.net
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