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ICC Note: Cameroon is another country that has also been affected by the violence and terrorism of Boko Haram. Therefore, the authorities have decided not to take any refugees at this time for the safety of their own people first. Nevertheless, Cameroon is one of the five countries that contributes troops to a regional taskforce that conducts cross-border operations against the Islamic radicals of Boko Haram.
02/23/2017, Cameroon (Newsweek) – Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
A total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, including 313 who had applied for asylum, according to a UNHCR statement reported by AFP.
Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group that has now fragmented into two factions, took up arms against the Nigerian government in 2009. The conflict, which has spread from northeast Nigeria to other countries in the Lake Chad region, has displaced more than 2 million people.

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