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Commission to Repatriate 58,000 Nigerian Refugees from Cameroun

Nigeria, Cameroon and UNHCR, Tripartite Commission is working on safe repatriation and reintegration of 58,000 Nigerian refugees from that country, according to a communiqué.
The communiqué issued at the end of the commission’s inaugural meeting in Abuja, recently emphasised that it will ensure the voluntary and dignified return of the refugees in line with international best practice.
It read in parts that “The Commission directed the Technical Working Group to conclude concrete operational modalities and‎ support measures, including setting timetable and procedures to ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.”
Earlier, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, expressed joy at the inauguration of the Commission saying “I am very delighted and honoured to be here today to inaugurate the meeting of Tripartite Commission for the implementation of the Tripartite Agreement for the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees living in Cameroon.
”It could be recalled that it was in June 2016 at this venue the agreement was drafted by Nigeria, Cameroon and the UNHCR along with other stakeholders.
‘‘However, we have not been able to implement the agreement, more than 12 months after it was drafted and over four months after it was signed on March 2, 2017 in Yaounde,” he said.

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