Posts Categorized: Conflict

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 »

Global hunger and poverty outlook for 2022

Global partners persist in the face of chaos By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program A few months into 2022, and looking back through 2021, the world has been affected by so many crises, each of them impacting people and the planet in unprecedented ways. But working with incredible partners in the middle of endless… Read more »

Interview with FONDAMA leader

Haitians Suffering Under Inhumane Conditions Cindy Corell, Mission Co-worker Haiti, interviews Fabienne Jean, Coordinator of FONDAMA Haiti Cindy Corell is the Mission Co-worker for Haiti who accompanies FONDAMA, the Joining Hands network there. Cindy is currently accompanying FONDAMA from Virginia due to the pandemic and continued insecurity in the country. She interviewed Fabienne Jean, the… 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 »

Sexual Violence and Conflict in South Sudan

By Angelina Nyajima Simon | Hope Restoration South Sudan On June 19, we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. According to a report by the United Nations Secretary General issued on  March 30, 2021, 193 cases of conflict-related sexual violence affecting 142 women, 46 girls and 5 men were… 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 »

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 »

Working for the upliftment of Palestinians

PHP and PDA partner with IDCO in Gaza on livelihood development and Covid-19 response By Rajeh Abbas | Improvement and Development for Communities Center, Palestine   Have you ever searched for Palestine on the world map? Palestine is so small that you can barely fit your finger on it without overstepping borders. However, The contradiction… 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 »

PHP partner works for food security in Gaza

Vulnerable and disadvantaged farmers in the most damaged areas of Gaza benefit from agricultural support The Gaza Strip is a  self-governing Palestinian territory bordered by Egypt and Israel along the Mediterranean sea. There are more than 1.8 million people living there on land that measures just under than 150 sq. mi. Since 2007, Israel and… Read more »