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Cameroon: Over 650,000 children in restive regions in need of humanitarian assistance -UNICEF

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The United Nations International fund for Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF has revealed that around 650,000 children living in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon are in need of multiple forms of humanitarian assistance.

The information was disclosed by UNICEF’s spokesperson Toby Fricker last Friday in Geneva.

Speaking to journalists, Toby Fricker said the Children are suffering from the effects of armed violence some of which include; attacks on their homes and schools; abduction, sexual violence and recruitment into armed groups.

According to UNICEF’s spokesperson, the ability of humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF and many others to deliver aid, is being hamstrung by the three-year conflict between the government and armed groups.

The crisis escalated out of protests in the two Anglophone regions calling for greater autonomy.

For some months now, the government of Cameroon have engaged in moves aimed at restoring peace in those two restive regions of the country.

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