"We strongly condemn the unprofessional and irresponsible use of firearms in the midst of unarmed civilians," writes the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) in its Communiqué of November 12. For the second time in a month, a child has been killed by police gunfire in Cameroon.
Both incidents happened in connection with road controls. They show how tense the situation is in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. The violence is related to with the conflict between the French-speaking Cameroonian central government and the Anglophone population in the west of the country. The dispute, which has been smoldering for decades, escalated in 2016 and has since claimed more and more victims among the civilian population.
Hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced by the violence. Since the outbreak of the conflict, Mission 21's work on the ground has focused on the most vulnerable people. (► Further information to our work in Cameroon). We are in constant contact with our partner organizations in Cameroon and continue our joint work even under the currently very difficult conditions.
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