Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

by John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon
Jun 18, 2022

Updates On Emergency Funds For Displaced Families

Greetings To Our Supporters and Sponsors;
We want to thank you for your continued support and funding for our displaced families who have been victims of Civil unrest for the past five years.  The on-going continuous civil conflicts is really taking its toll on the population that has remained in the NW/SW English speaking region in Cameroon.  In addition to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the ghost days have caused the most anxiety and stress for the people.  On ghost days, we have to remain in-doors.  We are not allowed by the authorities to go shopping or to work if we still have a job.
The security alerts from the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon only adds to the frustrations, worries and stress that the local people are having to deal with in the NW/SW Region.

  Recent information circulated on social media in Cameroon calls for an increase in violent attacks in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon and expresses anger at the international community.  The State Department’s latest Travel Advisory for Cameroon recommends that U.S. citizens do not travel to the Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed separatist activity that has led to increased levels of violence.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these regions due to current official travel restrictions.  Actions to Take: (1).  Monitor local media for updates, (2).  Avoid crowds, (3).  Keep a low profile (4). Be aware of your surroundings, (5). Review your personal security plans, (6).  Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners, (7).  Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Cameroonian visa, (8).  Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance

Assistance:(1). U.S. Embassy Yaounde/Phone Number:  +237-222-514-000/Email Address: yaoundeacs@state.gov,  (2). State Department – Consular Affairs/Phone Numbers: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-444, (3)., (4), (5)(6),(7), (80k (9). Cameroon Country Specific Information  (10) Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   to receive Alerts(10). Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter "

May 7, 2022 

INCIDENT REPORT BY PRESIDENT

On May 8th 2022, The President received a call that informed her to start coming  immediately to the  village that her son has been seriously beaten to near death . She was further told  that he was in Bamenda Town and got the information from a good samaritan. As soon as she got the information that early Sunday morning at about 8:00am, she immediately started  to pack some of her things and went to the agency to book for a seat to travel to Bamenda. By 8:30am, she said, I was already at the agency and the bus took off at exactly 9:30am. When we got to the Mix Military  Control Check Point (Matasm) at about 4:00pm, I was held back by the Military men because my ID Card  had expired. After begging and explaining to the police men that I did not notice and that I am in a  pressurised condition, they did not listen to me and so the bus I took left with my things and allowed me  there at the control point. I spent some time there at that check point for about 1hr while begging other  buses if they could take me to town. Fortunately for me one bus came driven by a Muslim boy took me to  town where I finally arrived Bamenda town at about 7pm. When I got to the agency in Bamenda, I could  not find my Bag I asked around and I was directed where luggage’s are kept. I checked but still did not  see my bag meaning it was stolen. God being so kind, I accidently met with a family brother who helped  paid my taxi fair to my destination at hospital round about. I headed to the hospital where my son was  hospitalised being unconscious, with a big wound on his head.  

The next day Monday May 9th 2022, one person came from the village to visit my son in the  hospital and Narrated the whole story to me. Which in brief he said they defendants came and collected  his bike and when my son saw them few days latter with his bike, he pleaded for them to return his bike  but instead they held him, beat him and abandoned him on the ground where he his latter  discovered by one palm wine tapper who saw him and alerted the villagers where he was immediately rushed to the  Village Health Center at Njah-Etu. He passed the first night. Early the next morning, he was transferred to the Mbengwi District hospital where his head was stitched then he was finally referred to the General  hospital in Bamenda where was cared for.  Presently my son is in the house in Bamenda Town but goes to the hospital everyday to clean his  wounds. Attach below are some pictures of my son with an opened head. We are praying for a speedy recovery for our leader's son! We pray that with your financial support that we will be able continue to help these victims of this civil war. We will continue to reach out and serve these victims in the five zones where we provide humanitarian services under very risky conditions.  Thank you for your financial support to help us make a difference in the lives of the people in the NW/SW Region in Cameroon, Africa.

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Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

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John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)

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Celine Ticha
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