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World "Asleep At The Wheel" Over Cameroon Crises


The international community has been accused of being "asleep at the wheel" when it comes to events in Cameroon.

 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has put the conflict in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon at the top of its list of the globe's "most neglected displacement crises".

 

"Brutal killings, burned-down villages and massive displacement have been met with deafening silence,” NRC chief Jan Egeland said.

 

The NRC says that 500,000 people have been forced from their homes and more than 780,000 children are unable to attend school.

 

Protests over the increasing use of French in courts and schools in Cameroon's English-speaking heartlands, the North-West and South-West regions, morphed into violence in 2017.

 

A security force crackdown led to some English-speaking civilians taking up arms against the government.

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