Cameroon: Weakened by armed conflict, inhabitants of NW and SW brace for COVID-19

Devastated by the armed conflict in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon, some inhabitants wonder if they are ready to bare another crisis. For close to four years, continuous gunshots, killings, kidnapping, economic stagnation and violation of human rights have been the order of the day. Many residents have abandoned their homes in search of security while others have lost their jobs or shut down their business sites. The coming of the new coronavirus and its anti-measures is described by many citizens as nature’s way of adding “more fuel to fire”. Ndifor Louisa Lum, a banker in … Continue reading Cameroon: Weakened by armed conflict, inhabitants of NW and SW brace for COVID-19

Cameroon street artists display 17 SDGs on 30-meter graffiti wall

Bamenda – Sysy House of Fame has become an unstoppable challenger in the promotion of the sustainable development goals in Cameroon. On the 1st of March, 2020, Sysy House of Fame, in collaboration with the United Nations, headed by its CEO, Njobati Sylvie, organized a 6.6 fashion show dubbed “arts for the goals”, aimed at supporting and empowering young people gifted in arts – designing, painting, fashion, and modeling. The ‘August’ event was also designed to call for the return of peace in the country. Using entertainment and visual arts, done on a 30-meter wall of Alliance Franco, Sysy House … Continue reading Cameroon street artists display 17 SDGs on 30-meter graffiti wall

GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

In times of crisis, setting up safe and confidential systems so that survivors of GBV can stay, be it with family or in other undisclosed locations is an emergency response overlooked in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon despite the increase in GBV cases due to the Anglophone crisis.  According to a study carried out by International Rescue Committee, more than 85% of respondents said women and girls experience rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence, denial of resources/opportunities, psychological abuse, physical violence, and early marriage. More than 70% have expressed an increase in security concerns affecting women and … Continue reading GBV: The need for more emergency safe houses in NW/SW Regions

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

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