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UNHCR Warns Against Forcibly Returning Nigerian Asylum Seekers

The United Nations refugee agency is warning countries against forcibly returning people to northeastern Nigeria, where the escalating violence could put their lives at risk. The UNHCR reports some 10,000 Nigerians have fled into neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger in recent months. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 8,000 of the Nigerians who have fled the escalating violence in their country have sought refuge in Cameroon. Spokesman Dan McNorton said the UNHCR is alarmed at reports ...

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