As Biya takes office, Cameroon govt donates aid to displaced in Buea

Displaced people in Buea, capital of Cameroon’s Southwest region will receive humanitarian aid from the government on November 6, 2018.

According to a release late last week from the office of the mayor, “all internally displaced persons within the Buea municipality have to register for the distribution of basic commodities offered to them by the government.”

The day incidentally is when President-elect Paul Biya takes the oath of office for his seventh consecutive term. Biya won contested polls of October 7 by over 70% of votes.

Until after October 1, 2017; the region which forms part of the Anglophone zones was peaceful. A government clampdown on hitherto peaceful protests birth an insurgency aimed at establishing the so-called Ambazonia republic.

Government’s deployment of state security has led to deadly clashes with separatists resulting in deaths on both sides, a disruption of social service and a growing humanitarian crisis – aside internally displaced, thousands have also fled to neighbouring Nigeria.

 

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