Cameroon refugee spike blamed on Nigeria terror

cameroon-refugeeFrom ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon
YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 200 000 people, mostly children, are now internally displaced in Cameroon mainly due to the insurgency by Nigeria’s
Boko Haram group.
These findings in the neighbouring country by the International Office for Migration (IOM) show a 10 percent increase in refugees and an 80 percent
growth in unregistered refugees, as well as a 13 percent rise in returnees.
According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the number of the displaced represents 35 360 families.
“Humanitarian actors continue to see an increase in displacement that calls for the provision of urgent aid,” noted IOM Cameroon Chief of
Mission Roger Charles Evina.
The displacement was triggered by violence that spread from northeast Nigeria to Cameroon and neighbouring countries.
The displacement in the Far North region continues to affect children disproportionally.
An estimated 67 percent of the displaced are under 18 years old. The majority of displaced households have children (98 percent).
– CAJ News

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