The “Africa is a Continent, Africa is a Country” event will be hosted by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) under its social media platform, LuQuLuQu.
UNICEF Global Chief of Education, Robert Jenkins, said in a statement that 320 million children were locked out of school at the start of December.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Cross State House of Assembly in Calabar on Thursday, the UNHCR representative said Cross River had about 70 per cent of Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq received the returnees on behalf of the federal government.
The UNHCR said in a statement that the 260 people have been relocated to a “Gathering and Departure Facility’’ in the capital Tripoli, pending evacuation to an unnamed country.
The IOM Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Franz Celestin, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, however, did not disclose the number of Nigerians killed in the attack.
Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
The Adamawa and Borno State Governments have on Monday began discussion with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuges and other stakeholders on the evacuation of about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.
The Minister of Interior Lieutenant General (retd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has said Nigeria is collaborating with the UNHCR through the Technical Working Group to actualize the voluntary repatriation of the refugees in safety and dignity.
Libya has become a preferred departure point for illegal immigrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe because of insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000 mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees has said.
Bandar Al Aiban, President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, stated this in Geneva at a regular review of the record of the UN human rights body.
UNHCR said in its September Situation Report that the exercise would be conducted in collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service and other relevant authorities.
The UN High Commission for Refugees has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants.
Four million refugee children in the world do not attend school and the total has increased dramatically, the UN High Commission for Refugees said in a report released on Wednesday.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, disclosed this on Wednesday at the occasion to commemorate the 2018 World Refugees Day in Abuja.
According to UNHCR said 34 other people were injured when a convoy of eleven buses transferred 837 refugees from a transit centre to another part of the country.
Funke Adeuyi, the State Comptroller of the NIS, gave the figure on Thursday in Calabar while addressing newsmen on the successes recorded by the Command in 2017 in the state.
According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation on Monday, their remains have since been recovered from the warship, Cantabria
The UNHCR said that two women entered the camp in Kabelawa, around 50km north of the border with Nigeria, and joined a group of young people before detonating suicide belts just before midnight on Wednesday.