218,000 Nigerian refugees living in three neighbouring countries

About 218,000 Nigerian refugees are living in three neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic – the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

The UNHCR Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Canhandula, disclosed this on Wednesday, in Abuja, during a consultative meeting on the global compact of refugees in Nigeria.

He also said about 22,408 Nigerian refugees had returned to their various regions as of January to October 2019.

The official said the refugees are those displaced by violence in states in the North-east, ”not those from in the North-west region which the agency does not have adequate figures on”.

PREMIUM TIMES in September had reported that the UNHCR announced that the number of refugees in the North-west seeking safety in the…

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