Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section C. Respect for family unity
In 2008, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Nigeria stated:
The armed conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia caused an influx of refugees into Nigeria, the bulk of them are women and children. The National Commission for Refugees (NCR) maintains a camp in Oru, Ogun State …
… Refugee children enjoy equal rights as nationals with regards to all the rights enshrined in the CRC [1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child], for instance:
- Family Tracing
: In 2006, in collaboration with the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), over 300 requests for family tracing were received from refugees in Nigeria and about 265 messages from other countries were distributed in the camp.