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Humanitarian response plan launched for Central African refugees

Humanitarian response plan launched for Central African refugees


The UN and other humanitarian partners have launched the 2016 Humanitarian Plan for Central African countries.

The plan aims to provide protection and assistance to 1.1 million people affected by cross-border raids, suicide bombings and violence that continues to plague the northeast of Nigeria.

It also aims to mobilize $346 million for more than 476,000 Central African refugees and more than 289,000 people among the host communities in Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo.

$200 million will also be mobilized for 230,000 Nigerian refugees and almost 285,000 vulnerable people among host communities in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The plans will enable the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to cover priority needs for basic protection and services and improve the living conditions of refugees and host communities.

More than 70,000 Nigerian refugees have arrived in Cameroon forcing more than 120,000 Cameroonians in the Far North from their homes.

The ongoing conflict in the country has forced thousands of refugees to flee from the East, Adamaoua and North regions of Cameroon.