Bamenda Breathes New air as Hysacam resumes field work

The management of Hysacam has launched a cleaning campaign dubbed “Operation Keep Bamenda Clean”, calling on inhabitants of the city to accompany them in securing its cleanliness. For months now, the people of Bamenda have been struggling to deal with huge piles of dirt abandoned in markets, major junctions and streets. Streams have gradually become dumping sites. In markets, you can find customers and sellers fighting with flies and other rodents for ownership of food items. Buying or selling food items beside these heaps of dirt is increasingly becoming a normal phenomenon in Bamenda.  Those who suffer the most are … Continue reading Bamenda Breathes New air as Hysacam resumes field work

CCMN: NW Journalists set to promote Sustainable development

Almost four years after the Anglophone crisis started in the NW/SW regions of Cameroon, the population is still anxious and on edge as they go about their daily lives. Community development now sounds like a dream as social facilities have been destroyed, agricultural activities disrupted and the health sector drained. Aim at promoting peace and community development, Cameroon Community Media Network (CCMN) provides a safe space for journalists to create platforms with special focus on the effects of the crisis on communities, so actors involved in the crisis can seek long lasting solutions. To achieve this, CCMN under the “peace … Continue reading CCMN: NW Journalists set to promote Sustainable development

RUWCED Lobby for Sex Education as a subject in Schools

Sexuality, gender, pregnancy, STDs, relationship and sex all need to be discussed in schools as a means of reducing unexpected pregnancies and unsafe abortion among young girls and women in Cameroon. It is at this background that the Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RUWCED), a Non-Governmental organization in the NW region, recommends that sex education should be a whole school approach and address in school cultures, policies and procedures. To strengthen their case, RUWCED has trained stakeholders in the health sector on the importance of sex education in schools, full extend of abortion services provided by the national … Continue reading RUWCED Lobby for Sex Education as a subject in Schools

IDPs and Host communities in NW/SW face Food Insecurity

Increasing violence in the NW and SW regions of Cameroon has displaced more people, causing them and host communities to face food insecurity with disruption in agricultural activities, food prices sky rocking and worsened food security in areas where 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. From June – August 2019, 1.1 million people in Cameroon were projected by FAO as people suffering from food insecurity, with 39 percent of the population living under poverty line. To improve food security, nutrition and promote SDG 2, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has stepped … Continue reading IDPs and Host communities in NW/SW face Food Insecurity

Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies

Health experts warn that the two English speaking regions may loss what is left of the youth population to teenage pregnancies, STDs, HIV and other related diseases if nothing is done to end the violence. The over four years armed conflict and no school, has amplified the sexual activities of these youths. From June – August 2019, 67 Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors have been to the hospital with some pregnant. Coupled with others affected by the crisis, it is becoming problematic for the few existing health facilities to meet the reproductive health needs of the population. Mah Cecilia Kongla … Continue reading Anglophone crisis: Mount Mary Hospital overflowing with teenage pregnancies