Saturday, June 20, 2015

See How President Buhari of Nigeria Celebrated World Refugee Day

President Muhammadu Buhari and his son, Yusuf at his farm in Duara, Katsina State, taking stock of his livestock. Photo Credit: Nairaland

President Muhammadu Buhari did not know yesterday was World Refugee Day. And he was visiting his farm to see his cattle instead of visiting Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon. And he did not even address the humanitarian emergency of these innocent victims of Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria.

This is really disappointing. Has he seen the 2015 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)subregional report on the humanitarian emergency of Nigerian refugees on
Nigeria Refugee Crisis - A Journey of Survival Today, United Nations Agencies and non-governmental organizations are launching the Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for Nigerian refugees. This appeal is urgently seeking USD 174.4 million to protect and assist some 192,000 people who have fled brutal attacks by insurgents in north-eastern Nigeria. The plan also foresees to respond to any additional population movements to the neighbouring countries. The appeal is seeking funds to provide life-saving assistance to at least 74,000 Nigerians who have found refuge in northern Cameroon, to 18,000 in south-west Chad and to some 100,000 people - a mix of Nigerian refugees and returning Niger nationals - in Niger.

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