Cameroon Women Appeal to the UN Security Council to Discuss Escalating Crises

Cameroon Women Appeal to the UN Security Council to Discuss Escalating Crises

People are regularly displaced in north-east Cameroon due to conflict (file image) Yaounde, Cameroon — Female Cameroonian activists and opposition members have appealed to the United Nations Security Council, meeting Monday, to discuss possible solutions to escalating Boko Haram terrorism and the separatist crisis in the central African state. They are also asking the U.N. to force Cameroon to respect human rights, release political prisoners and negotiate a cease-fire with armed groups. The government has refused to respond to their appeal. Twenty female leaders say in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that Cameroon, once the bastion of […]

They say that more than 10,000 Cameroonians have died in the Boko Haram conflict on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria and the separatist crisis in the central African state’s English-speaking western regions. They accuse Cameroon’s government and rebels of gross human rights violations.

Twenty female leaders say in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that Cameroon, once the bastion of stability in Central Africa, is today conflict-ridden and on the brink of catastrophe.

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