UN says 160,000 displaced in crisis-hit Southern Cameroons 0

Around 160,000 people have been displaced in the crisis-hit North-West and South-West Anglophone regions that have been gripped by clashes and insecurity since late 2016. The majority of the displaced have fled into the bush with little to survive on.

Others are hosted by local communities who are also grappling with adverse living conditions. The conflict has also forced around 20,000 civilians to seek refuge across the border in neighbouring Nigeria.

Aid organisations in Cameroon are planning to roll out emergency food, health, protection, shelter and education assistance as well as provide basic household items.

At least 12 attacks targeting Government troops have been reported in the past week, according to the Ministry of Defense.