Posts Categorized: Cameroon

RELUFA publishes report on diamond mining sites in Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a participant of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The Kimberley Process is meant to increase transparency and oversight in the diamond industry, as well as eliminate conflict diamonds. RELUFA, the Joining Hands network in Cameroon, is a member of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC). The KPCSC observes the… Read more »

All those affected by war deserve our equal concern and support

By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA, Joining Hands Cameroon On the 24th of February 2022, the Russian military invaded Ukraine generating an international outcry and concern for the atrocities and sufferings inflicted on the civilian population. Millions of people have been leaving Ukrainian towns and cities to neighbor countries in Europe such as Poland, Hungary, Moldova,… Read more »

Alleviating Poverty Amid Conflict in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo, RELUFA Coordinator, and Maidjane Josephine, RELUFA Intern Cameroon was long considered a haven of peace in the conflict-ridden region of Central Africa. But today, 6 out of the 10 regions in the country are affected by insecurity or conflict. In the Far North Sahel Region, Boko Haram, an Islamic Sect claiming to… Read more »

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles 2021

  We observe the International Day of Farmers Struggles on April 17, which is tomorrow. This year we are highlighting the work of our partner CISEGD in Cameroon that is working to improve food and nutrition security in Batibo in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Not only are they faced with a global pandemic but… Read more »

Human Rights Atrocities Continue in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo |RELUFA Cameroon Warning: Disturbing Images March 24 is the day that we observe the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. According to the United Nations, “This is a day to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic… Read more »

Broadcasting Voices

Radio is an important tool for development and advocacy Contributions by Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE), Juslene Tyresias (MPP) and Jaff Bamenjo (RELUFA) February 13 marks World Radio Day – a day to celebrate accessible information, learning, and connection. Radio has always played an important role in the development and advocacy work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s… Read more »

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 »