Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Cross River government donates 100 hectars of land and 1.4 billion to Cameroonian refugees

Cameroonian refugees have benefited from the solidarity of their neighbor. Indeed, the government of the State of Cross River in Nigeria declared through Williams Eteng, president of the Assembly to see donated 100 Hectares of land and more than a Billion FCFA to the Cameroonians who took refuge there .

The information was given at the meeting on relations with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), State ministries and international agencies. 

The authority explained that the land conceded will allow Cameroonians who have fled the crisis to cultivate and work on their own account. "The state government has since extended an additional 800 million Niara (1.4 billion CFA francs) and 100 hectares of our land to allow refugees to farm," he said. 

In addition, the chairman of the House of Representatives Commission on disaster and humanitarian crisis management, Hilary Bisong, called on the federal government to help them in this task of caring for refugees. "We need the support and the presence of the federal government regarding the huge presence of Cameroonian refugees in our seven Councils. We congratulate the UNHCR for its humanitarian role, ”he said. 

As a reminder, in 2018, the number of Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria amounted to more than 30,000.