Our Special Appeal for 2021

Our goal – to raise £85,000

Background

For the past 5 years, Cameroon has suffered from a socio-political crisis, known as the Anglophone crisis. The unrest, which started in 2016, has escalated into an armed conflict between the English speakers in the NW and SW regions and government security forces from the French speaking (majority) regions of the country.  This has resulted in thousands of deaths, the destruction of many villages, the loss of livelihoods and the disruption of basic services and public infrastructure. The UN has confirmed that, in the NW and SW regions, more than 80 percent of schools are still closed, with more than 70 schools destroyed and many transformed into military barracks by the opposing forces. More than a million people have been displaced and approximately 700,000 children have missed school for the past five years.

Our latest appeal will fund emergency humanitarian aid items for a cluster of hard-to-reach settlements in the forest and bush areas of Menchum Division in the NW Region.  Almost 5,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) live in greater safety but in absolute squalor in these communities.  Malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are rife and many children are severely malnourished.  Although there has been some attempt to provide some makeshift learning spaces for the children, their ability to learn is impaired by their living conditions.  Our intervention will include the provision of

  • Essential shelter kits, including tarpaulins, mattresses and mosquito nets
  • Sustainable drinking water and sanitation supplies
  • Healthcare services, including vitamins/supplements for the children  and support for pregnant adolescents and women
  • Restoration of livelihoods and improvement of food security
  • COVID-19 prevention training

We guarantee that every penny donated will go to these projects with no deductions.  PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

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