The Nigerian Red Cross society has appealed on behalf of Cameroonian refugees who fled to the Bashu community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River to Nigerians and organisations for assistance to cater for their needs
About a week ago, over 500 refugees from Southwest Cameroon fled to Bashu, a border community with Cameroon following an alleged crisis that broke out in their communities.
Speaking on this development, Head of Red Cross in Cross River, Froday Okwo, said they lacked the manpower and supplies to cater for the teeming number of refugees that was growing every day.
According to an official of the society, the refugees need medical and humanitarian attention as they keep on increasing daily, adding that they are trying their best but need the assistance of other agencies and well-meaning Nigerians before they run out of supplies.
“Our personnel have been very busy attending to the influx of these refugees many of whom are severely wounded.
“We give the elderly women, children and critically wounded ones immediate medical care but as we speak, space is becoming a challenge,” he said.
Similarly, a Youth Leader in the Bashu Community, Augustine Ogar, said facilities have been overstretched, adding that there was an immediate need for humanitarian supplies.
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