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Cameroon : UN and EU "concerned" by humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram

Having arrived at the end of a joint mission to Cameroon, from 24 to 26 April 2019, the emissaries of the United Nations and the European Union have been able to assess the humanitarian situation in the Far-North region, in the grip of the terrorist group's attacks
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04/26/2019 - 22:20
Mike Biya
Rédacteur cameroun-online

After a working visit to the Far North region of Cameroon, the joint UN and EU delegation expressed "concern" over the humanitarian situation in the region. "We have been able to measure the difficulties of the residents, this situation is worrying and calls for quick and effective solutions," said François Louncény Fall, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General.

for Central Africa, was accompanied by Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and Angel Losada Fernandez, Special Representative of the European Union in the Sahel.

During their forty-eight-hour mission (April 24-25, 2019), diplomats visited the Minawao refugee camp, home to more than 57,000 Nigerian refugees who fled the violence of the Islamist group. But also, the site of Cameroonian internally displaced in the locality of Zamai. This allowed them to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground.

"We have been able to pinpoint the harmful effects of Boko Haram on both Nigerian and Cameroonian populations," Louncény Fall said. The joint UN - EU delegation met with former Boko Haram fighters in search of social reintegration. A working session with the 57,497 refugees allowed them to "share" the hardships of IDPs and refugees.

Back from their trip in the region, the UN and European envoys met Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Nguté on Thursday in Yaoundé to deliver their impressions and conclusions.

Diplomats expressed "congratulations from the international community" to the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), which is actively working to weaken the jihadist group. "We saw ourselves, the sacrifices that are made, the efforts of the Cameroonian army, which works alongside the armies of other countries, in the multinational multinational force," Mohammed Ibn Chambas pleaded.

Ensuring that Cameroon's partners are always ready to support the Government's efforts to maintain the stability of the Lake Chad region. Recalling that the international community has already mobilized more than € 2 billion for humanitarian assistance, or for the education of young people in the countries concerned by the conflict (Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger).

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