UN says 1.3 million people need assistance in Cameroon


1.3 million people are in need of assistance in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon continue to deteriorate.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this as the humanitarian situation in the West African country continues to deteriorate.

The UN said around 1,300 people were reportedly displaced last week and that attacks resulted in dozens of civilian deaths, hundreds of houses set ablaze and widespread looting of civilian goods.

According to Haq, “the situation continues to be characterized by human rights and protection abuses and violations”, in the two affected regions.

He also describes Cameroon as one the most critically under-funded humanitarian responses globally.

The conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has displaced more than half a million people since it broke out in 2016. Separatists are fighting for a breakaway state, they call Ambazonia, in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.


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