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UN chief condemns student abductions in north-west Cameroon

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Monday’s reported kidnapping of students and staff from a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon.

UN chief urges peaceful, free and fair elections in Cameroon

New York, Oct 5 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, as the country prepares to hold presidential elections this coming Sunday.

Cameroon violence needs urgent investigation, says UN rights chief Zeid

new York, July 26 (IBNS): Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon — including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby — must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon

New York, Apr 21 (IBNS): Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in need.

Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UN refugee agency

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate.

In Cameroon, UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram.

More flee Cameroon’s English-speaking areas; UN concerned over safety of women and children

New York, Jan 20 (JEN):  As swelling numbers of people flee English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, the United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the precarious situation of women and children, which make now up about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 registered refugees in eastern Nigeria’s Cross River state.

Unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions sends thousands fleeing to Nigeria – UN agency

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up efforts with partners to provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of Cameroonians who have fled violence in that country's Anglophone regions to south-eastern Nigeria.

Cameroon: UN rights office urges meaningful dialogue to address decades-long grievances

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over tensions in Cameroon, the United Nations human rights wing has urged the Government and dissatisfied groups to engage in a meaningful political dialogue to fully address long standing grievances.

Cameroon: UN Secretary-General urges dialogue to resolve grievances

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents.

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

New York, Sept 20(Just Earth News): Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence.

Cameroon: UN envoy encourages authorities to restore the Internet in country’s English-speaking regions

New York, Apr 14(Just Earth News): The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall, urged on ThursdayCameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which have been deprived of Internet since mid-January 2017.

UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

New York, July 1 (Just Earth News): Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram.

Cameroon: UN relief official calls for increased support to families fleeing conflicts

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The most senior United Nations relief official on Friday urged the international community to increase their support for the humanitarian response in Cameroon, which is hosting more than 310,000 people who have fled conflicts in neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria.

Cameroon host to families fleeing Nigeria, Lake Chad basin: UN relief official

New York, Sept 15 (IBNS): Families on the run often surviving brutal attacks in Nigeria are now threatened with the lack of food, water and deadly epidemics in neighbouring Cameroon, where they have sought refuge, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the region said on Monday.