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Cameroon: UK offers aid to children affected by Anglophone crisis

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The United Kingom has revealed it will provide new emergency aid to help tackle a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon as revealed by the Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin.

Thousands of children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition as close to a half persons have been displaced as a result of the ongoing cisis in te North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

The situation on the ground has forced the UK to provide humanitarian assistance worth 2.3 million Euros through UNICEF that will help treat 1,300 children who are most at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition.

It is also aimed at providing essential drugs to treat 5,700 children for deadly diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and acute respiratory infections, deliver water and sanitation kits, non-food items and dignity kits to 10,000 people, provide 2,000 mosquito-nets to prevent malaria, vaccinate 3,500 children against measles, identify and support many unaccompanied children.

“Hundreds of thousands of people are living in desperate conditions in Cameroon. We call on all parties to provide full humanitarian access to ensure more lives are not put at risk,” British Minister of Africca Harriett Baldwin said.

“It is the most vulnerable, particularly young children, who find themselves on the front line of this humanitarian crisis.

“UK aid will make sure the most vulnerable can get the medical treatment, food, water and support they so desperately need,” Mrs. Baldwin added.

Published on 28.04.2020

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