Insurgency: 35,000 Nigerians leave for Cameroon
About 35,000 Nigerians have reportedly fled the Northeast region of Nigeria to take refuge in neighboring Cameroon, taking heightened activities of insurgents in the region, particularly in Rann, Borno state. This was highlighted in a statement made by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as “Doctors Without Borders” through its deputy programme manager for emergencies. In the report, women, children and the elderly were seen leaving on foot at dawn.
Meanwhile, the MSF had reportedly launched an emergency response to carter for the needs of the refugees, including food, medicine and shelter. Further, the MSF provided a “large informal camp” for the refugees to take shelter, even though some reportedly sleep in the open. The group concluded that the uncertainty in ensuring the resettlement of the refugees in Nigeria hampers the effectiveness of the humanitarian aid.
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