The Guardian Newspaper aptly captures the fate of Southern Cameroon refugees struggling to arrive Cross River State. “On arrival in the country, most of the fleeing Cameroonians, comprising women, children, young boys and girls looked disheveled, haggard and unkempt, after a stressful seven-hour journey, within which they covered over 300km.”

Here’s another excerpt: “When The Guardian visited the border post where the refugees are stranded, it was noticed that they are without food, water, clothing and finances to sustain themselves. A good number of them are on the Cameroon side, and are not allowed to cross into Nigeria, because the border is closed (at the Cameroon end), while the gate at the Nigerian side is open.”

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