Nigerian refugee babies given birth certificates at Cameroon camp

Published: 11/May/2015
Source: Voice of America

Aid agencies say Nigerian refugees give birth to 45 children every month at the Minawao refugee camp. Most of the children do not have official birth certificates. The government of Cameroon and the United Nations refugee agency [UNHCR] have begun issuing the children birth certificates with the hope the Nigerian government will accept them when the refugees return.

Isaak Luka, leader of the group of Nigerian refugees at the Minawao refugee camp in northern Cameroon, expressed gratitude to aid agencies for helping to establish birth certificates for their new born babies.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: Central Africa, Cameroon, West Africa, Nigeria
Year: 2015