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UK Government Provides 2.3 Million Euros Aid To “Anglophone Cameroon”

 

The United Kingdom Government has now officially in their government website stated that they will be providing humanitarian aid close to 2.3 million euros to UNICEF to help internally displaced Southern Cameroonians, Southern Cameroons refugees in Nigeria. The UK government stated “Fighting between Anglophone separatists and Cameroon security forces has displaced almost half a million people since tensions flared more than a year ago in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. The humanitarian situation on the ground is deteriorating, food supplies are critical and thousands of children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition”.  BaretaNews notes that while we appreciate this move from the UK government in providing humanitarian support, we equally urge them to use their diplomatic powers as a former colony of the British Southern Cameroons to ensure that both parties sit down to negotiate. This is the only way to stop pumping money into humanitarian endeavors without which more and more will be pumped, money does not save lives. Full details of UK Government Press Release herein.

 

UK aid for children caught up in Cameroon conflict

The UK is to supply new emergency aid to help tackle a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, as the Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin calls for full humanitarian access to save thousands of children’s lives.

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Fighting between Anglophone separatists and Cameroon security forces has displaced almost half a million people since tensions flared more than a year ago in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. The humanitarian situation on the ground is deteriorating, food supplies are critical and thousands of children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition.

The much-needed new UK aid funding, delivered through UNICEF, will:

  • treat 1,300 children who are most at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition
  • provide essential drugs to treat 5,700 children for deadly diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and acute respiratory infections
  • deliver water and sanitation kits, non-food items and dignity kits to 10,000 people
  • provide 2,000 mosquito-nets to prevent malaria
  • vaccinate 3,500 children against measles
  • identify and support many unaccompanied children.

Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin said:

Hundreds of thousands of people are living in desperate conditions in Cameroon. We call on all parties to provide full humanitarian access to ensure more lives are not put at risk.

It is the most vulnerable, particularly young children, who find themselves on the front line of this humanitarian crisis.

UK aid will make sure the most vulnerable can get the medical treatment, food, water and support they so desperately need.

The new funding will go towards a $15 million (£11.9m) emergency appeal launched earlier this year by the UN.

Notes to editors

  • UK aid will be providing a £2.5m contribution to the UN’s response to the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, with £2m to be disbursed immediately through UNICEF. The remainder will be allocated in 2019 to support the coordination of the international response through the Conflict Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE).
  • The total number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) has now reached 437,000. 30,000 refugees have been registered by UNHCR in Nigeria and an unknown number of people have been forced to migrate to other regions of Cameroon. More than 10% of the population of the Anglophone regions has been uprooted.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. ebonie

    December 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    this is a good gesture, the IG must work together with the UK in this humanitarian, intervene,coordinate on the ground in Nigeria making sure that the murderous,thieving french Cameroon regime is not allowed to take part,support or intervene,the wicked people must stay away because they are a bunch of untrustworthy killers, uncaring, suspicious evil people who created this crises in the first place and even the so call heartless Chantelle biya who is a mother does not care about all the suffering children and mothers her old devil husband is causing the refugee and genocide on a daily basis, again the french Cameroon beggar regime,will steal, corrupt,divert all the goods and services to lrc for it’s own poor, self made voiceless drunkards,dirty citizens who have no pride in themselves,colonial french beggar slaves with their slavery french puppet regime

  2. Malis

    December 13, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    I hope this is just the first step.

    As always, the devils in Yaounde do not live life through their physical body into
    the real world where the physical state of the physical tangible real world is changed and can be seen, felt and measured by anyone.
    Instead, they live life through words from their nasty mouth, writing from the bad hands directly into the mind of those who are so stupid and fullish to not know that reality cannot be lived for the mouth or handwriting.

    All parallel physical realities that were and are still been engineered by Biya into the physical world purposely to use it to attempt to blindfold us is not going to
    work.

    Piya reacting to his own negative actions means nothing to us.

    Biya releasing prisoners and signing degrees is just pure insult to us.

    Anyone treating the symptoms instead of the core problem is practicing escapism.

    Reality is accumulative, it does not just have only a surface, it has depth. Biya has
    been stacking for a long time, there is no way he is going to scratch the surface and
    expect us to go “Hura”, maybe his supporters worldwide and fake new people might, but
    not us Ambazonians.

    1) Biya must undo all his own mess that he engineered on top of every other mess he did
    2) Then he must undo the damages he has inflicted to us Ambazonians.
    3) Then finally, he must now correct the original core problem if he can at all.

    There is always at least two ways to go from a point ‘X’ to that same point ‘X’. Stupid people will leave the point ‘X’ through path ‘p1’ and get back to the same point ‘X’
    through path ‘p2’ and think they just move from point ‘X’ to some other point. Not with
    us Ambazonians. It is not about the way, but the end state.

    Our way forward is more arms, more economic sabotage, more resistance until all the
    Biya-haram terrorists are flushed out.

    They shot us, we shot them, Wata na Wata.

    The war continues.

  3. Mukong

    December 14, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    We appreciate the noble gesture from the British and only hope that they do the right thing. The french leeches are supplying weapons to the demons of LRC and it is but fair that we get the means to defend ourselves and the vulnerable in our land. We are not asking for free lunch but rather for support to defend ourselves as we have refused to be the punching bag of LRC again.
    Respect is a basic human right and we will fight to obtain it no matter what.

    • Mbong-mbong

      December 18, 2018 at 10:42 AM

      Confirmed, Mukong.

      Respect is a basic human right like we just saw in Batibo, isn’t it?

  4. Pastor Clement

    December 14, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    UK government I hope you will not give this money to the Cameroon government to do distribution. If you do, we will know that you are not assisting the underprivileged but paying for your gas deal. The government is least to ever be trusted. Many people think that the crisis is protracting because of external influence from one Mark Bareta or Eric Tataw; rather the crisis is protracting and fuelled by PAINS, HURTS AND PAINS. Amba boys will hardly be all killed because many joined the gang through PAINS inflicted by the government troops. Tell the British government that they don’t need food the way they need justice and rehabilitation. What is the use of sending drugs and bags of rice to people in a foreign land? Is the British government saying that Biya is an untouchable whom they cannot mount pressure on him to allow these refugees back to their home country? Why feed them when you can rehabilitate them? I pray is not another gas deal.

    • Mbong-mbong

      December 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM

      Very true, Pastor…let them give it to Ayaba Cho to distribute.

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