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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

BOKO HARAM: 160, 000 Nigerians take refuge in Niger, Chad and Cameroon - UNFPA

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has disclosed that about 160,000 Nigerians have fled the north eastern parts of the country seeking refuge in neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

This is contained in a statement signed by Kori Habib, UNFPA Media Associate in Nigeria as part of activities to mark the 2015 World Population Day scheduled for July 11.

The statement indicated that Nigeria would join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Population Day with the theme: 

"Vulnerable population in emergencies’’.

According to the statement, the theme of the 2015 world population day is of crucial relevance and timely to Nigeria. 

"Nigeria has about 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) largely due to communal conflicts and insurgencies in the north eastern part.

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