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Cameroonian, Nigerian, and Chadian troops have successfully rescued over 50 former fighters and civilians from Boko Haram camps. Most of the civilians are women and children, some with fresh scars and amputated body parts. Thirty-five children, 12 men, and 11 women were taken to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration center in Meri, a Cameroonian town on the border with Nigeria and Chad.

Oumar Bichair, the coordinator of the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration center in Meri, said some of the rescued mothers said they were sexually assaulted by terrorist fighters. He said most of the 35 rescued children, ranging from 6 months to 9 years, do not know their fathers. Cameroon however, has stated that they will provide psychological and economic assistance to those rescued before they return to their communities.

Also Read: Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic

The United Nations says Boko Haram violence has killed over 30,000 people and displaced about 2 million in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Cameroonian, Nigerian, and Chadian troops have successfully rescued over 50 former fighters and civilians from Boko Haram camps. Most of the civilians are women and children, some with fresh scars and amputated body parts. Thirty-five children, 12 men, and 11 women were taken to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration center in Meri, a Cameroonian town on the border with Nigeria and Chad. Oumar Bichair, the coordinator of the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration center in Meri, said some of the rescued mothers said they were sexually assaulted by terrorist fighters. He said most of the 35 rescued children, ranging from 6 months

The Gado Refugee camp in Cameroon has become home to many escaping the increasing violence in the Central African Republic. According to the UN refugee agency, the number of people fleeing the violence has doubled to nearly 60,000 in just one week. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has blamed this sharp increase in refugees on the last presidential election votes and has called for an immediate end to all violence in the Central African Republic. About 60,000 people have fled to neighboring countries over the last few weeks since six powerful rebel groups launched an offensive a few months ago

New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.