Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

by John Retreat Foundation International USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

Project Report | Oct 4, 2019
Cameroon National Peace Dialogue

By Gideon, Celine and Comfort | Board Chairperson and Presidents

Greetings,

Cameroon President Paul Biya announced earlier in September that Cameroon would start a dialogue on Monday, September 30, 2019 in an effort to solve the separatist conflict that has killed thousand in the country's English speaking regions of NW and SW in the past two years.

We are grateful and thankful for the support that we have received and we are looking forward to the day when we can return to our homes and villages and live in peace without hearing the sounds of gun shots and having to hide out in the bushes without food and shelters and proper medical supplies. We want to see our children in schools, we want to see life return to villages that have been deserted and heal our wounds and turn a new page.

The President called on all separatists in the South and North East English speaking regions to surrender and be forgiven.  Nearly 3,000 people have died since 2017 in fighting in the regions over the separatist issue, including 300 defense and security forces.  The violence forced more than 500,000 people to leave their homes in their villages and run into the bushes or leave the area for other parts of the county or even in some cases leave the country altogether. 

The talks are being led by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute who represents the South region.  He recently replaced the former Prime Minister for the past ten years who was from the North English speaking region.  On Monday, the prime minister said by solving issues of marginalization, even without the participation of some separatist groups, many fighters would give up their struggle for the opportunity to see a peaceful settlement in order for them to be able to return to their homes and villages in the North and Soutlh regions.

Cameroon was once divided between British and French colonial powers.  English speakers make up 20% of Country's 24 million people and have long complained of being marginalized by the French speaking majority. 

The government responded in 2016 with a crackdown that sparked an armed movement for independent, English speaking state called Ambazonia, which was declared by a militant secessionist group.  This group started attacking Cameroon officials, the military and police working in the region. The violence was led by teachers and lawyers who protested against alleged discrimination at the hands of Cameroon's French speaking majority.


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