Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution or violence, and we at UNHCR, as part of our global mandate, promote the respect for this right. In addition, we do our best to protect those who need international.

Since September 2017, UNHCR in Nigeria has been responding to the influx of Cameroonian asylum-seekers particularly in Cross River, Benue and Taraba States, by registering and assisting them together with the authorities.