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

A Befitting Farewell for a Hero and Leader – Ben Muna

On the 25th of October 2019, Cameroonians in Maryland USA will be giving a BEFITTING FAREWELL to a father, hero, leader, National and international Icon, a man with a heart of Gold, Barrister Bernard A. Muna, at Vikings Center 15212 Dino Dr, Burtonsville, MD 20866. The memorial service will be attended by sympathizers all over the US. Message from the “Now Movement“Come and let’s tell himThank you PapaThank you our HeroThank you for all you deeds for mankind and the Anglophone struggle. He has left a void in our hearts. Only God knows best.Continue to rest in peace Barrister Ben … Continue reading A Befitting Farewell for a Hero and Leader – Ben Muna

Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices

It’s not that people in poorer countries want to eat unhealthily – but cost is a huge factor. Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com/Editorial use only Derek Headey, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Harold Alderman, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one in five deaths globally. In higher income countries sugar, fat and red meat increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These usually kill people later in life. Meanwhile people in lower income countries struggle to access nutrient-dense foods like … Continue reading Why living in a poor country means you have bad food choices