Thursday, June 28, 2018

Government Mission To Anglophone Refugees Set To Dispatch Soon

The Cameroon government to dispatch a government mission to Nigeria soon, to encourage Cameroonians who have fled violence in the north-west and south-west regions to return to their localities.

The President of Republic, Paul Biya, has instructed the implementation of a national plan of solidarity to all Cameroonians fleeing Northwestern areas of North West and Southwest. "A government mission will meet our fellow refugees in Nigeria to create conditions for their return to their respective localities," said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the Cameroonian Minister of Communication and government spokesman.

According to UNHCR, at least 20,000 Cameroonians have been refugees in Nigeria since the outbreak of the crisis in the northwest and southwest. At the local level, more than 165,000 English-speaking Cameroonians have fled from the North West and Southwestern regions to find refuge in the more peaceful localities of Cameroon.