By Ma Comfort Ticha, President, Gideon Ticha, BOD | Project Leaders
July 6, 2019 Ceremony JRCCA acquired land
We have been on the run from our homes and villages since about August 2018, and now we can report that we have been blessed with the opportunity to meet and establish new relationships with our fellow country men in another part of the country in Cameroon who have been assisting us to make adjustment to our new life style in the French part of Cameroon. Many Thanks to our JRCCA Founders PA John , Ma Salome and our sister organization in USA on July 6, 2019 we purchased to construct JRCCA Global Women Empowerment Center in Africa that will facilitate the building of low income housing of our team members on the run get a shelter and offices to carry on organization mission that will help in creating jobs and employment, make sure the youths in need of jobs and employment can get one.
Despite the many humanitarian challenges which resulted in the shutting down of our schools, attacks of public and private houses, kidnapping and killings of many of our villagers from the Meta Region, we have managed to find a small plot of land in which we can purchase and begin a new start for people of our villages. With this small plot of land in our new home away from our home in the Meta Regions, we will begin construction of our new headquarters, urgent care center, computer center and low income houses.
As of this writing, we do not know how long that it will be before we will be allowed to return to our homes and villages in the Meta Region. Despite recent efforts by members of the US Congress who recently visited our government, it is not clear when the government will be able to declare that it is safe for us to return to our way of farming and living out our lives in the Meta Regions.
By Gideon, Celine and Ma Comfort | COB and Presidents
These displaced families remain at risk and are currently experiencing starvation, diseases and political persecution, as they are not guaranteed basic rights in their own country.
This project continues to affect more than 200000 families, children, women, men, youths from more than 28 villages in Meta and neighboring English-speaking people who are still hiding in the bushes and who have escaped to other areas in Cameroon including seeking refugee status in neighboring Nigeria and other countries of the world, who have fled their country in fear of their lives; and more than 500,000 internally displaced persons of "Ambazonia" fleeing the genocide by French Cameroon which in 2017 embarked on "scorched earth" policy, wherein hundreds of thousands of "Ambazonia" villages have been razed to the ground by French Cameroon soldiers, after looting and burning of property.
To say the least, these conditions are unbearable and not conducive to any kind of economy activity in "Ambazonia". There are no functional schools, courts, or administrative offices in" Ambazonia" as we share this update report.
As you may already know in 2016 the common law lawyers of the Republic of Cameroon, who are residents of Former British Southern Cameroon aka Ambazonia, embarked on a general and indefinite strike to protest marginalization and rampart discrimination against English speaking residence of the NW and SW Republic of Cameroon in all walks of life, in particular, education, law and administration, just to mention a few areas of concern by the people.
This drastic action was due to the fact that the lawyers were snubbed, brutalized and tortured on the streets, after submitting a manifesto to the government of Cameroon requesting a return to the 1972 constitution of the country, to enable them to practice common law, and establish "rule of law" in the country, which is their inalienable rights based on their heritage as a former colony of Great Britian, who voted in 1961 to achieve independence by joining French Cameroon or the Republic of Cameroon which coincidentally is the name of the two states now.
December 15, 2018 Report by Ma Comfort, Loveline, Will , Gideon, Pa John and Team
The purpose of this update report to our donors is to sadly with heart felt sorrow report that our families are still on the run in hiding without access to the necessities of life free from dealing with lack of proper sanitation, food and clean water. About six months ago, we had to evacuate from our homes and way of life in Zang Tabi Taah, Meta Mbengwi North West Region in Cameroon, Africa and our family members, teenagers and children are suffering from the horrific effects of the military unrest in our 28 villages. We are stuck in our small unit sleeping on the floor and waiting for the all clear alarm so that we can return to our homes and farming way of life.
Killing, burning of houses and looting is still happening in the villages and on the roads in between which makes it unsafe to travel in the regions of NW/SW Cameroon. It has been reported that more than 400 civilians and security forces have been killed in Cameroon's English-speaking regions since the beginning of the conflict in 2016. Crops destroyed, house, animals destroyed, farm destroyed, food crops destroyed and stolen.
Despite the danger of traveling in the region, several displaced families were able to celebrate Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays as a result of support from donors and our sister organization in the USA, the JRFIUSA. We were uplifted and grateful for the support received through the global giving program and outreach.
We are thankful that the Project has provided some emergency support for displaced families to obtain water, food, medical supplies , personal items, household needs , mosquito nets, insect repellent, and shelter for several Families who had been hiding in the bushes and have escaped to a safe area from the crisis which has been ongoing in the NW/SW Regions of Cameroon. We have transported several men, women and children out of the country to a safe place until the civil war is over.
These displaced families remain at risk and are currently experiencing starvation, diseases and political persecution, as they are not guaranteed basic rights in their own country. This project continues to affect more than 200 families, children, women, men, youths from more than 28 villages in Meta and neighboring English-speaking people who are still hiding in the bushes and who have escaped to other areas in Cameroon.
The displaced families are desperately in need of nutrition, medicine, shelter and health care for starving children and families who are on the run and have been displaced from their English-speaking homes in the NW/SW areas of Cameroon.
In the process of developing our children, rural families, and community leaders into self-sufficient members of society, we must adhere to the sanctity of life and instill in our children the Word of God and the reverence for life because we were made in the image of God. This crisis too shall pass!
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