Saturday 19 August 2017

Cameroon seeks $434million for the refugees

Cameroon seeks $434million for the refugees
(APA 05/08/17)
Cameroon seeks $434million for the refugees

Cameroon and the United Nations (UN) launched Monday a fund-raising campaign seeking 434 million dollars aimed at meeting the humanitarian needs of refugees settled in northern and eastern regions, APA learned from a government source.

This amount is part of the 600 million dollars which the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) (2018-2020) for Cameroon is seeking, as the Central African country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on its border with Nigeria, due to the exactions of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in the far north and north of the country, which forced many people to flee.

According to the UN, the reduction of extreme poverty, the strengthening of the link between humanitarian aid and development, with the priority being the refugees, internally-displaced persons and host populations, especially children, women, young people (15-34) and other vulnerable groups, are the main objectives of this cooperation framework established December last year.

UNDAF targets, among others, the creation of decent work and social inclusion, health, nutrition, education, vocational training, resilience, early recovery, food security and so on.

According to official data, Cameroon is home to more than 550,000 refugees, mainly from the CAR, Nigeria (some 87,000) but also from Burundi, Chad and Rwanda.

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