UNHCR cau­tions on re­turn of refugees

Weekly Trust - - News - Joshua Odeyemi

The United Na­tions High Com­mis­sion for Refugees (UNHCR) has ad­vised Nige­ria to be cau­tious in re­turn­ing refugees to their homes in the North­east. This came as a re­sult of the sui­cide bomb at­tack in Mubi on May 1.

While not­ing that prepa­ra­tions for the vol­un­tary repa­tri­a­tion of Nige­rian refugees from Cameroon were un­der­way, the UNHCR called on the tri­par­tite com­mit­tee to care­fully as­sess and con­sider se­cu­rity con­di­tions to en­sure sus­tain­able re­turns in the af­fected ar­eas.

In a state­ment by El­iz­a­beth Mpim­baza, the Se­nior Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of UNHCR Nige­ria, said the or­gan­i­sa­tion would play its part in the safe re­turn of the refugees.

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