26 Nigerians denied refugee status in UNHCR camp, Tunisia

Some 26 Nigerians,including a child currently at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) camp in Choucha, Tunisia, have cried out for help over their plight at the camp.

In a protest letter emailed to the North American correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in New York, by Obinna Obielu, the refugees requested for support for feeding and other essential necessities of life.

They demanded that they should be granted international protection in a safe third country with effective system of protection as well as a resettlement programme.

The refugees added that during the evacuation of people in Libya, hundreds of Nigerians came to the camp with the hope that arrangements would be made for them to return to their home countries with the assistance of the Tunisian government and International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

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