About 2,500 refugees who flee the atrocities of armed gangs in the Central African Republic and settled in the localities of Garoua Boulai and Kenzou in the East region of Cameroon will this Thursday receive relief material sent by the Head of State, Paul Biya.
The relief including food and non food items will be handed over to the refugees by the Head of State’s envoy, Territorial Administration Minister Paul Atanga Nji who is on a four-day working visit to the East region.
Beneficiaries of this relief material are refugees who recently arrived in Cameroon and settled in the sub-divisions of Garoua Boulai and Kenzou, two localities hosting a great number of refugees in the East region.
The donation comes at a time when reports from the region have it that the situation of the refugees remains preoccupying.
Most of them flee from atrocities of armed gangs in Central African Republic and most recently the conflict provoked by the December 2020 Presidential and Legislative elections.
As at date, statistics have it that the East region, known to host refugees from the neighborhood country has about 180,000 refugees.
This has led to problems related to insecurity, social cohesion, access to land and the distribution of basic amenities., a situation President Paul Biya thought wise to address by first of all sending an emergence relief material while strategizing on a lasting solution.
Apart from the donation, Minister Paul Atanga Nji will chair a security meeting of the region and grant audiences.
He will equally visit a high risk ravine in that part of the country.