View on Africa: Cameroon’s migration policy makes citizens less safe

2018-05-16

Rising migrant numbers have led to restrictive, security-oriented migration policies that exacerbate rather than solve safety challenges. In Cameroon false links between Nigerian refugees and Boko Haram militants have led to illegal forced returns, putting vulnerable groups at risk and supporting extremist narratives.

This View on Africa briefing is presented by Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, Senior Research Consultant with the ISS Migration Programme. She will discuss why Cameroon’s practice of forcibly returning Nigerian refugees is an ineffective and illegal security measure.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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