In the past few months, an estimated 15,000 people have fled to neighboring Chad and Cameroon from the violence that has broken out in Borno State, Nigeria. Cameroon has hosted refugees for many years, and at present there are approximately 370,000 refugees living in Cameroon, at least 100,000 of whom are Nigerian. Nigeria, Cameroon, and the UNHCR signed a tripartite agreement in 2017 committing Cameroon to the protection of Nigerian refugees until conditions improve back home. Reports have recently circulated that, despite this agreement, some refugees have been forcibly repatriated.