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Monday, December 30, 2019

MINAT: 'There is no humanitarian crisis in Cameroon' Atanga Nji

The Cameroonian Minister in charge of Territorial Administration (Minat), Paul Atanga Nji, has denied reports of a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, particularly in the English-speaking regions where a separatist war is raging.

Paul Atanga Nji made this statement on Saturday in Yaoundé on the occasion of the sending by President Paul Biya of a special convoy of 100 trucks carrying food, sanitary kits and sleeping materials for the internally displaced from these areas . He affirmed during this visit that "there is no humanitarian crisis in Cameroon". Before adding that "the situation is perfectly under control and the internally displaced continue to benefit from the very special attention of the President of the Republic." 

Refusing certain figures, described as fanciful, from specialized organizations and speaking of about 600,000 internally displaced miles in the North West and South West, he said that Cameroon to date that 152,000 internally displaced persons in the North-West and South-West regions, and approximately 6,000 to 9,000 internally displaced persons in other regions of the country. To these needy people fleeing various abuses, the government allocated an envelope of 12.7 billion FCFA.

Paul Atanga Nji used to denounce the troubled role of certain humanitarian organizations, saying that "the management of humanitarian action in countries in crisis is a big lie business and above all a business". He added that "in the conflict zones, the defense and security forces have stopped vehicles supposed to transport the wounded or aid, but which in reality were helping to move the actively sought separatists as well as arms and ammunition. 

"Faced with this dangerous traffic from certain partners or those working on behalf of separatist groups, the government now demands more transparency and more responsibility in their operations in the North-West and South-West regions ", Hammered the Minister in charge of Territorial Administration.