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UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon

New York: The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack on a school in southwestern Cameroon, which claimed the lives of eight children, and wounded another twelve.

Boko Haram attack in Cameroon leaves 18 dead, 11 injured

Yaounda/Sputnik: Eighteen people are killed and 11 others are seriously injured in an attack by the Boko Haram group in northern Cameroon, L'Oeil du Sahel reported on Sunday.

UN rights chief rejects killings acknowledged by Cameroon, and Iran’s execution of child offenders

New York/IBNS: The UN’s human rights chief has been weighing in on recent killings committed by State authorities, or by rogue members of State military forces, emphasizing that all Governments must strictly abide by international law and hold those who serve, accountable for any violations.

Cameroon: UN officials raise alarm over escalating violence, call for civilian protection

New York/IBNS: Four senior UN officials issued a joint statement on Friday deploring the continued human rights abuses committed against civilians, including women and children, in the south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon.

Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF

New York/IBNS: Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader

New York: The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon.  Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.

Five soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North region

Yaounde (Xinhua/UNI) At least five Cameroonian soldiers were killed Saturday night by Boko Haram in a fight in Soueram, a locality in the country's Far North region, the army confirmed on Sunday.

Official, journalist abducted in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Yaounde, Sept 15 (Xinhua): An official and a journalist were kidnapped on Saturday in Bamenda, the largest city in Cameroon's crisis-hit Anglophone region of Northwest, according to local authorities.

Growing a future free of terrorism: UN News special report from Cameroon

New York: When terrorists attacked and ransacked 30-year old Mamma Hamidou’s village in the Far North region of Cameroon four years ago, she faced an impossible choice. Hand over her young daughter or risk that her husband be executed on the spot.

Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens

New York, June 22 (IBNS): More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to deteriorate due to the three-year conflict between the Government and armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported on Friday.

Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet

New York, May 7 (IBNS): The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitarian crises”, caused by months of serious unrest and violence across the west and north of the country.

Six school children kidnapped in Cameroon's west region

Yaounde, Apr 13 (Xinhua/UNI) Six students -five boys and one girl -of a government secondary school have been kidnapped in Fongo Tongo, a locality in western Cameroon, a local government official said on Friday.

‘No other possibility but to leave’: UN News special report from the Nigeria-Cameroon border as 35,000 newly-displaced seek safety

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): Small shelters, some covered in the ubiquitous white sheeting provided by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), dot the dusty grey sun-bleached plain around the village of Goura, in the far north-east of Cameroon.

‘Forgotten crisis’ in Cameroon, with attacks on the rise, millions in need of ‘lifesaving assistance’

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Around 4.3 million Cameroonians, mostly women and children, are now in need of lifesaving assistance, the UN announced on Thursday, presenting it’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the West African country, in coordination with the Government and aid partners.

Fleeing violence, Cameroonian refugee arrivals in Nigeria pass 30,000, reports UN refugee agency

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the United Nations refugee agency has said, highlighting that the needs on the ground are outpacing assistance efforts.