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The Crisis In The Cameroons Can No Longer Be Forgotten, It Must Now Be High On Our Agenda



The United Nations has now said around 4 million Southern Cameroonians, mostly women and children, are now in dire need of lifesaving assistance. The statement was announced by the UN on Thursday, 24th January, 2019 in Geneva at the event presenting it’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the Cameroons

BaretaNews has now learned that the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Cameroun, Ms. Allegra Baiocchi, and Cameroon’s Civil Protection Director, Ms. Yap Mariatou were at the launch in Geneva where they warned that there was a drastic increase in humanitarian need across Southern Cameroons.

 Cameroon today can no longer be a forgotten crisis; it needs to be high on our agenda – UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Allegra Baiocchi

“Hundreds of thousands of people on Cameroon’s territory need urgent assistance and protection,” Ms. Baiocchi said, adding that “attacks against civilians have increased and many conflict-affected people are surviving in harsh conditions without humanitarian assistance due to the dramatic underfunding of the response. Cameroon today can no longer be a forgotten crisis; it needs to be high on our agenda.”

The UN went on to estimates that with needs rising by 31 per cent in a year, around 4.3 million people in the Cameroons – one in six people and mostly women and children – require lifesaving assistance.

The joint Humanitarian Response Plan 2019 seeks $299 million to assist 2.3 million vulnerable people, more than half of those in need. Last year, a $320 million response plan for Cameroon was only 40 per cent funded.

The United Nations went to stipulates that the aggravation of the conflict in Southern Cameroons is the main driver behind the said increase. Insecurity and violence in Southern Cameroons have uprooted 437,000 people from their homes and forced over 32,000 to seek refuge in neighbouring Nigeria. Four million people are now generally affected by the conflict in Southern Cameroons, the UN concluded.

“Humanitarian needs are likely to increase in coming years,” said Ms. Baiocchi, adding that budgets had failed in increase adequately in recent years. “Underfunding means we cannot do all we can to make a difference in the life of most vulnerable people across Cameroon, whether it is the girl who is missing school due to violence, the displaced mother struggling to feed her children, or the father who has lost his entire family.”
Ms. Baiocchi confirmed.

The situation in Southern Cameroons remain dire. It is still to be seen what actions the United Nations can actually do to finally end the war in Southern Cameroons

By Mark Bareta

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  1. sunshine

    January 25, 2019 at 4:48 AM

    UN secretary’s hands are tied because of the bribe he took from biya. biya played his cards well by keeping UN at bay while killing, miming and imprisoning Ambazonians. Guiteris is dismayed at what is happening in Ambazonia but can’t say a word because his mouth is full of gold from biya. Now it does not matter because biya is satisfied to continue killing Ambazonians while the UN Secretary is stuffed with corrupt gold from biya.

  2. Ndifor

    January 25, 2019 at 9:53 AM


  3. Samuel Jackson

    January 25, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    What has muted the UNITED NATIONS to look on unconcerned for quite a long time only for millions to be killed before coming out finally to say this.Has the UNITED outlived it’s usefulness to the African problem. The whole world is watching you and more so God is watching you.

  4. malis

    January 25, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Europeans power structure have created monsters, cannibals, Hitlers, Savages, …
    and put them as so-called head of states in Africa to kill and exterminate all African people.

    The one in the above picture took bribes, took gold statues from their trained monkey
    called Biya and is defending that piece of garbage as he exterminates a whole nation.

    They want to steal land in Africa, so their slave boy Biya aka Diaper-man is doing their nasty job while they watch with pleasure and play ostrich.

    This is nothing new, their list of crime against humanity is long

    0) Holocaust
    1) Enslavement
    2) Colonization
    3) Appathide
    4) Genocide and extermination
    5) Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    6) So-called world war I and II
    7) Rowanda
    8) …

    Ans people tell me that I should pray to Jesus to go to heaven. Jesus is white, Mary is white, so the daddy God must be white too.

    I will be better off with the devil in hell. Life on this planet earth is the real hell for us Africans. Nowhere on this planet are we allowed to live in peace like the other races.

  5. Kome

    January 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    UN is protecting France intress in cameroon and does not care about the lost of live of the minority who need to life free

  6. Mukong

    January 25, 2019 at 10:55 PM

    After playing the wait-and-see game while hoping that the “Never Again Generation” will give in to the wimps and caprices of the french slave call Biya the UNSG is now talking like he cares. All these pronouncements only makes one sick to the stomach considering the injustice that was visited on the people of Ambazonia by Europeans.

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