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UN: Refugees From Baga Fighting Could Reach 20,000

The United Nations says about 13,000 refugees fled into Chad after last week’s attack on the northeastern Nigeria town of Baga, and thousands more could be on their way. The estimated 13,000 people that have fled Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state into neighboring Chad since January 3 is already more than Nigeria’s neighbor received in the previous two years, according to UNHCR deputy representative in Chad Mamadou Dian Balde. In 2013, only about 500 refugees crossed into Chad, he...

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