Protect civilians in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions, urges UN refugee agency

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed on Thursday that since 29 March, thousands of people have fled their homes and villages each day, as security forces from Niger, Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon launched a military crackdown on armed groups in border regions that have seen numerous attacks on citizens and national military forces.
“Too many civilians in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin have already paid a high price and should not be made to suffer more’’, said Aissatou Ndiaye, Deputy Director for UNHCR’s Bureau for West and Central Africa. read more

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