This is the new assessment made on 7 December 2021 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner in Abuja.


78 000. This is the number of Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria, recorded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). On Monday 7 December in Abuja, UNHCR spokesman Gabriel Adeyemo took stock of Cameroonian refugees in the country and expressed concern about the ever-increasing influx.

According to Gabriel Adeyemo, the refugee situation is increasing due to the continuing conflict between separatist fighters and the Cameroonian defense forces. The English-speaking refugees have settled in nigeria's Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Cross River and Taraba states, UNHCR reports.

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