Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Situation in the Cameroon Anglophone Armed Conflict

Holy Anagho Asanji

The armed conflict in Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions (the two English speaking or Anglophone regions of the country) has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of persons. Besides over 30,000 who have fled beyond the country’s borders into its Western neighbour Nigeria, over 430,000 persons have fled from their homes to safer places within the country, but mainly in cities in the francophone part of the country. Although the majority of people have sought sanctuary in dense forests far from their community and are removed from their natural habitations, most of them are living under precarious conditions and extreme hardships because they have been disconnected from their normal livelihood.

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