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Updated On: Monday, 19 March 2018

Cameroon Displaced People

Content by: South-South News

27 February 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — During a visit to the Far North region of Cameroon, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller called on international donors to step up their assistance in a “crisis that is not on the focus of the media every day.”

Mueller is on a visit to the region to see first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the ongoing violence affecting the Lake Chad Basin and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Speaking from the Minawao refugee camp today (23 Feb), Mueller said there is an increased need of “life-saving assistance” in the camp which is host to some 62,000 refugees from Nigeria who fled the violence of Boko Haram.

In Cameroon, large-scale displacement fueled by the Boko Haram crisis in the north and the neighboring crisis in CAR are compounding high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. Humanitarian organizations are redoubling their efforts with the Government and development partners to enhance linkages between emergency response and development programming, including to address protracted displacement.

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