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UN Humanitarian Coordinator Visits Ground Zero On Fact-Finding Mission

 

 

Allegra Baiocchi, The Humanitarian Coordinator alongside UNHCR and UNICEF Representatives stationed in Cameroun, together with the Director of Civil Protection at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization was on a fact-finding mission to the Northern and Southern zones between the 7-9 of February 2017.

Following reports of dire humanitarian assistance within the civilian populace, as a result of the ongoing crisis affecting both zones of the Southern Cameroons, the mission was dispatched to the field to take stock and report back, especially on the prospect of the thousands who’ve fled to next-door Nigeria.

While visiting Bamenda and Mamfe, the UN-led entourage met with the civil society, religious, traditional leaders, the military personnel stationed in those places. They also met with some non-governmental organizations with operations around the area, exchanged notes and viewpoints concerning the humanitarian concerns and possible solution to bring aid/assistance to the needy population.

The UN has reported more than 14,000 people registered as asylum-seekers in neighbouring Nigeria. Not counting the several thousands of internally displaced persons who’ve fled their homes following the brutal crackdown of La Republique forces and counterattacks of pro-Independence fighters. Kouassi Etien, a UNHCR Representative accompanying the delegation said ”Favourable conditions must be put in place to ensure that all return is voluntary, durable and takes place in the fullest respect of the dignity and security of population”. Another member of the UNICEF delegation JacquesBoyer, showed concern for the vulnerable and younger ones bu weighing in that ”Children must be protected from all forms of violence and be allowed to enjoy their fundamental rights, including their right to education”.

In condemnation of all acts of violence and stressing the need for civilian lives to be protected, the Humanitarian Coordinator said ” Open and transparent communication is the key to building confidence between populations and the authorities. Lasting solutions can only be found through dialogue”.

Reassuring the willingness and strong humanitarian commitment by the international community through the UN organs, Ms. Baiocchi showed her gratitude and appreciation for the efforts in bringing assistance to those in need and the in finding a way forward to return to normalcy.

 

 

Neba Benson,

BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. George

    February 13, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Those missions are useless as long the UN is accompanied by regime officials. Thus just wastage of time.

  2. Malis

    February 13, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Ooooooh no, not them again, we’re tired of them.

  3. Obed

    February 13, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    UN has proved that it is factory out to make money, Cameroon it place where they go to trophies from the dictator and get richer and richer while they watch the dictator kill his people for 36 yrs and counting. All the concussions this world bodies are trying so had to put in place without getting to the root cause of the problem will not work. We will take it the end come what may. Crooks of UN need to stop their self centered businesses and do their jobs. Can UN simply produce the treaty of union between British southern Cameroon and LRC, of course they Cannot because there is no such treaty. LRC and UN has no force of argument and has stick to killing peaceful protesters. They will kill of us and the unborn before they can stop us.

  4. Bibi Stella

    February 13, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Can this UN help organize the so called “transparent dialogues “or they will keep singing the same old chorus?

    • Atem Bakia

      February 14, 2018 at 5:33 AM

      Dialogue on terms of separation.

  5. Amba

    February 13, 2018 at 9:49 PM

    The United Nations is a racketeering organization. If ordinary people did what the United Nations does, they will be in jail.

    These are missions that are pushed by France to deceive our people from Nigeria to return back. The United Nations is being used here to go and lie to the world that all is find, the refugees can return and vote in La Republique’s upcoming elections.

    It is a scam from the United Nations to assist France and La Republique.

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