Hardship for third-country nationals fleeing Central African Republic

AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

A refugee hold boxes of medicine at a centre for displaced muslims fleeing the anti-balaka militia.

Spotty funding has hobbled efforts to help refugees


KENTZOU (IRIN) - While thousands of Central Africa Republic (CAR) refugees have settled in villages in neighbouring Cameroon after fleeing violence, many third-country nationals with whom they escaped are still stranded in border areas, surviving on occasional aid and frustrated by unfulfilled repatriation pledges. 

Unlike refugees who are protected by international conventions, third-country nationals (TCNs), who neither belong to the country of refuge or the one they fled, are not cove...


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