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Cameroon Sends 517 Nigerians Back Home

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No fewer than 517 Nigerians who fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency have been repatriated by the Cameroonian government, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Also repatriated were 313 person who had applied for asylum.

UNHCR Cameroon tweeted that it was “very concerned by these repatriations and continues to advocate for access to asylum and the principle of non-refoulement.”

UNHCR said it planned to sign an agreement with Nigeria and Cameroon on March 2 that would see 85,000 Nigerian refugees voluntarily resettled in their home country.

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