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NRC laments fate of 30,000 Nigerian People seeking refuge across border with Cameroon Republic - Boko Haram

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Country Director of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Nigeria, Eric Batonon, has urged Cameroon to comply with international and tripartite agreements to accommodate 30,000 people that fled Rann in northern Borno, Northeast Nigeria following attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

The NRC in a statement released Wednesday in Maiduguri, disclosed that; The Norwegian Refugee Council is alarmed by the massive displacement of 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann into Cameroon.

This is less than one week after 9,000 Nigerian People fled a deadly attack in the town.

Batonon said, the Nigerian refugees who had crossed into Cameroon, were forced to return.

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As stated by him, the Cameroon should keep its borders open, as it is crucial that the Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities offer assistance to those fleeing the violence.

The humanitarian assistance, he explained was in compliance with international agreements and the tripartite agreement signed between the two countries and the UNHCR.

The women, men, and children fleeing are not opportunists; they are civilians fleeing for their lives,

“Since November 2018, there has been a steep surge in displacement in northeast Nigeria, triggered by a spike in attacks. More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee, many for the second time.

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This is creating vast humanitarian needs and stretching the capacity of already congested camps and sites across the region.

in spite of that, by denying assistance and protection to those fleeing, needs are exacerbated and affected communities will continue to rely on humanitarian assistance.

The humanitarian community launched a plan this week to assist 2.5 million people displaced across the Lake Chad Basin.

“The Norwegian Refugee Council calls for donor countries to step up their support to countries in the region hosting a large number of refugees and displaced people,” Batonon said.

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