Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s eastern and southern states of Taraba and Cross Rivers over the past fortnight.
More than 40,000 people have now been forced to cross from northwest Nigeria into Niger as a result of an upsurge in violent attacks on civilians over.
Recent spike in violence in north-western parts of Nigeria has forced an estimated 20,000 people to seek safety and security in Niger since April.
UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35,000 people who fled Boko Haram attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon’s remote desert north.
A new upsurge of violence in northeastern Nigeria has forced thousands of people to seek safety in Chad’s Lake Chad region.
An estimated 6,000 refugees have fled Nigeria’s Borno State since December, when clashes erupted between Nigerian government and non-state armed groups.