Evangelische Bank eG
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Cameroon: Emergency Aid
Since 2016, separatist groups in the anglophone part of Cameroon have been fighting against the francophone central government. They are demanding greater political involvement and equal rights. What started entirely peacefully, with strikes by teachers and lawyers, is always threatening to escalate. There is no end in sight. The police and military are cracking down on the rebels. It is primarily the anglophone population that is suffering. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forcibly displaced or have fled from the conflicts. Many of them camp in woodland without protection or shelter. Others are muddling through in the provincial capitals Buea and Bamenda.
Creating new livelihoods
Together with local partners, BMDZ and Mission 21 are combining rapid emergency aid with long-term measures: first of all, the refugees are given food, drinking water, tents and medication. To support them beyond their greatest needs, they receive building materials, tools and seeds. This allows the people to independently establish new livelihoods. Another offering is aimed at women: they are trained how to grow vegetables from the simplest of means, in order to be more self-sufficient.
27.74 million inhabitants, of which 700,000 on the run
The destruction of the infrastructure has set the economy in the affected areas back dramatically. For this reason, the Basel Mission German Branch and its partners are also involved in vocational training and education. As well as carpenters and construction specialists, IT experts are also trained. With their new qualifications, the graduates can provide for their families and help rebuild the country after the crisis.
We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.
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