CAR refugees aggravate Cameroon crises

images (1)From ROSY SADOU in Yaoundé, Cameroon
YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of refugees fleeing war in the Central African Republic are escalating a crisis in Cameroon, which is already battling an influx of refugees escaping the Boko Haram in Nigeria.
About 7 000 refugees from the anarchic country have been registered in
Cameroon in recent days.
They are mostly women, children and the disabled who are fleeing the
clashes between Christian rebel elements and Muslim radicals.
Most are entering Cameroonian territory through illegal points or Chad as the border with the CAR remains officially closed to prevent the possible infiltration of elements from armed groups.
The needs of these new arrivals are expressed in health care,
documentation, shelter, food and non-food, water and sanitation.
Authorities and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have an ardours task to cater for people with special need, victims of
gender-based violence and unaccompanied or separated children.
“There is also a need to strengthen the health capacity of the area in
terms of human resources support, equipment, infrastructure, medicines and immunization services,” said a UNHCR spokesperson.
The crisis has left the education of hundreds of children in doubt with
the school term resuming in September.
CAR, which is east of Cameroon, is characterised by anarchy caused by
incessant clashes between the Muslim Seleka and the Christian anti-Balaka sects.
Half the country’s five-million population is displaced.
CAJ News


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