A special appeal, supporting IDPs in Cameroon
The crisis in the Northwest and Southwest regions, which began in 2016 when the government cracked down on protests held by the Anglophone minority, has escalated into a fully-fledged conflict. As many as 459,000 new displacements were recorded in 2018, 437,000 of which were associated with the conflict in the Anglophone region .
A UN report in July 2019 estimates that 60% of the IDPs (Internally Displaced People) from these two regions are now living in appalling conditions in the forests and the bush because their homes, their villages and their livelihoods have been destroyed.
We are seeking to raise £25,000 so that SHUMAS can provide emergency, on the ground support for these people. Money raised will go to the following priority areas:
- Providing health support to IDPs pregnant mothers, new born and under-fives living in the forests and hard to reach areas. This includes mosquito nets, training for birth attendants, delivery kits, community workers and training in the production of reusable sanitary pads.
- Assisting homeless IDPs with shelter kits and the provision of mattresses.
- Reducing waterborne diseases common place amongst IDPS in the bushes and forest.Providing training in household purification practices and wash kits.
- Restoring the livelihoods of adolescent girls and boys and vulnerable IDPs in general.
- Providing counselling and psychosocial support.
- Promoting social cohesion and peace building through focused group discussions.
Your support for this special appeal will help thousands of vulnerable people at a time when they need it most.
Ian, Judith, Marianne, Nick, and Stuart
Building Schools for Africa