Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cameroon: Crisis Reaches Alarming Levels

Yaounde — THE security situation in Cameroon is spiraling out of control as the country faces attacks by the Boko Haram, deadly conflicts in English-speaking regions and a surge of refugees from neighbouring countries.
Some 4,3 million people – a sixth of the population- need humanitarian assistance across the Central African country.

This is a 30 percent increase from last year. More than half of the victims are children.
Dozens of schools have been destroyed with pupils and teachers kidnapped. Hospitals have been attacked too while doctors abducted to unknown destinations.

While over the years Cameroon has been experiencing attacks by the Boko Haram and an influx of refugees from troubled neighbouring countries such as the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria, protests by English-speaking regions over alleged marginalisation by the government dominated by French speakers are tearing the country apart.

The crisis in the North-West and South-West regions have turned violent, with protesters and state security personnel killed.

“The level of the crisis today is more alarming than ever,” lamented Mark Lowcock, United Nations’ (UN’s) senior envoy in Cameroon.
He was addressing the Security Council, the UN’s supreme organ.
Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, expressed shock at the scale and brutality of the crisis.
“If we do not act today, lives will be lost. The future of a generation of Cameroonians hangs in the balance,” Egeland grieved.
UN and NGOs require about $300 million (R4,3 billion) to address the crisis but only $38 million (R545 million) has been so far received.

Read the original article on CAJ News.

Stay Connected

16,369FansLike
22FollowersFollow
0FollowersFollow
394FollowersFollow

Latest News

Olivier Bibou Nissack

Affaire MRC: Il y a une décision d’interdiction de sortie du territoire qui a...

Olivier Bibou Nissack n’a pas le droit de quitter le Cameroun. Le porte-parole du président national du Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun (MRC)...

Fête du 20 mai: violente bagarre entre invités et activistes à Washington

Des vêtements déchirés, le personnel de l'ambassade du Cameroun à Washington encaisse des coups de poings - Plus de 20 policiers américains et des...

Fecafoot: les lionceaux ont perçu l’intégralité de leurs primes de participation à la CAN...

Cette information est contenue dans une note d’information publiée cet après-midi par la Fédération Camerounaise de Football Depuis quelques jours, des informations abondamment relayées...
Albert Kouinche

Cameroun – Bourses: Le député Albert Kouinche offre 22 millions de FCFA à 220...

C’était au cours de la 8e édition du Programme d’assistance aux doctorants, tenue le 18 mai dernier à Bandjoun dans la région de l’Ouest...