The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has commended Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for hosting and taking care of the Cameroonian refugees in the state.
Many months now, the state government has been taking care of over 10,000 refugees who escaped from Cameroun as a result of the ongoing crisis in the country and are taking refuge in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.
Mrs. Louis Ahua, West Africa Regional Representative of UNHCR, gave the commendation, on Thursday, when she led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on Governor Ortom at the Benue State Government House, in Makurdi.
Ahua said that the governor’s support had in no small way complemented the agency’s humanitarian work of providing the welfare of refugees, many of whom were being camped in Kwande Local Government Area of the state.
Ortom also thanked the UNCHR for donating vehicles to better cater for the refugees, saying that the little challenge of the refugees with the immediate community was being addressed by the Tor Tiv.