Posts Categorized: Cameroon

Children continue to suffer in Cameroon conflict

PC(USA) Stated Clerk issues call to prayer regarding the violence in Cameroon Violent conflict continues in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon and continues to have a harsh impact on children. Most recently, on October 24, gunmen opened fire on children between the ages of 9 and 12 at the Mother Francisca International… Read more »

Two decades of journey for social change

Joining Hands Cameroon celebrates gains for communities By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA In September 2009, I joined RELUFA, the Joining Hands network in Cameroon, as an intern after finishing my master’s degree in development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. As a young Cameroonian graduate, I came back home with a… Read more »

Twenty Years of Work for Transparency in Mining, Oil and Gas

RELUFA advocates for improved policies on transparency in revenues from the exploitation of natural resources By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA The Joining Hands Initiative (JH) was launched 20 years ago by the Presbyterian Church USA through its Presbyterian Hunger Program, marking a new approach to its hunger ministry. The approach is anchored on the understanding… Read more »

Anglophone Crisis Pushes Young Girls into Prostitution for Survival

Armed conflict in Cameroon leaves displaced families desperate for food and shelter By Chi Nixon and Savannah Smith | RELUFA, interns The “Anglophone Crisis” in Cameroon has morphed into an armed struggle. Over 2,000 people have been killed and over half a million people have fled to other cities within Cameroon or foreign countries including… Read more »

Fires in Indonesia and Beyond

Palm oil industry fuels land grab, deforestation and climate change By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Imagine looking straight ahead and seeing a perfectly straight line of oil palm trees. Everywhere you look, to the left, to the right, at every angle, a perfectly straight line. This is what it is like in an… Read more »

Take Action: End the Violence in Cameroon

Contact Congress to support rapid resolution of the Anglophone Conflict   The security situation in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon continue to deteriorate. Over 2,000 people have been killed and more than 200 villages have been partially or completely burned due to the armed conflicts between separatist groups and the Cameroonian military.  More than 530,000… Read more »

From Farmer to Food Beggar

Armed conflict in Cameroon leads to displacement and food insecurity By Jaff Bamenjo and Chi Nixon | RELUFA, Joining Hands Cameroon Gladys, a 37-year-old mother from Batibo village in the Northwest region of Cameroon fled for safety and took refuge in the bush with her 3 children when the army attacked her village. Gladys and… Read more »

Shedding light on the hidden crisis in Cameroon

A call to stand in solidarity with the Anglophone community Jennifer R. Evans | Mission Specialist Squeezing into the crowded room, there was standing-room only. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons and grandparents filled the room. Four chairs had been saved for us, facing the full room of internally displaced people from the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon…. Read more »

Report on Land Rights and Food Security in Cameroon

PHP partners are working towards reforming land tenure policies in Cameroon PHP current and past grant partners RELUFA (Joining Hands Cameroon) and CED (Center for Environment and Development) have published a report, “Land rights: the missing link for food security in Cameroon,” in partnership with IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) and LandCam (a… Read more »

Communities Struggle for Fair Compensation in Cameroon

Large-scale development projects destroy property and livelihoods By Jaff Bamenjo with contributions from Prosper Kouayep  and Jacques Bile | RELUFA, Joining Hands Cameroon Since 2000, large-scale development projects have been on the rise in Cameroon. The implementation of oil pipeline, road , port infrastructure  and agribusiness projects have resulted in the destruction of property and… Read more »