Climate change is fueling violence and displacement in the Lake Chad Basin Region.
Refugees International is alarmed by reports that the Trump administration will begin deporting large groups of asylum seekers from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week.
Refugees International and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide offer takeaways on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting atrocity prevention in Cameroon and South Sudan.
As Cameroon struggles to get its bearings in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, civil war continues to rage in the English-speaking North West and South West regions of the country and has displaced more than 700,000 people.
Cameroonians have been forced to flee their country in part because of contradictions in U.S. policy—only to have the United States slam the door in their face.
It is past time for Congress and State Department to step up and play a larger role in addressing the humanitarian consequences of conflict in Cameroon.
If the government of Cameroon and international donors do not act, the humanitarian situation will rapidly deteriorate.
As tensions between English- and French-speaking communities in Cameroon continue to rise, RI Advocate Alexandra Lamarche calls on the United States and the international community to facilitate talks between the factions while this emerging crisis can still be mitigated.
A violent eight-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last four years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, resulting in Africa’s biggest humanitarian and protection crisis.