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OVER 100,000 HAVE FLED NICARAGUA SINCE BRUTAL 2018 CRACKDOWN, says UN  

Exodus expected to continue from Central American country, amid fears of repeat of state and police repression. More than 100,000 people have fled persecution in Nicaragua, with numbers set to rise, two years after the country was plunged into social and economic crisis, the UN’s refugee agency warned. Even after a violent crackdown against nationwide anti-government protests in April 2018 had subsided, Nicaraguan students, human rights defenders, journalists and farmers have continued to seek asylum abroad at the rate of 4,000 a month.

“With no resolution to the internal crisis in sight, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, expects these numbers to grow,” said Shabia Mantoo, UNHCR spokesperson, in Geneva on Tuesday. Read more HERE.

Exodus expected to continue from Central American country, amid fears of repeat of state and police repression. More than 100,000 people have fled persecution in Nicaragua, with numbers set to rise, two years after the country was plunged into social and economic crisis, the UN’s refugee agency warned. Even after a violent crackdown against nationwide anti-government protests in April 2018 had subsided, Nicaraguan students, human rights defenders, journalists and farmers have continued to seek asylum abroad at the rate of 4,000 a month.

“With no resolution to the internal crisis in sight, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, expects these numbers to grow,” said Shabia Mantoo, UNHCR spokesperson, in Geneva on Tuesday. Read more HERE.

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Published on 11/03/2020 @ 12h02   | |