I will go back to New York with a clear idea of your needs. This is more about about helping you engage in income-generating activities, first here then when you return to your village in due time”.
It was through this pledge that the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, visiting Cameroon since 29 August, ended her journey in the town of Zamaï, located in the Mayo-Tsanaga district, in the Far-North region of Cameroon.
During her 48-hour visit in Cameroon, the UNDP Administrator traveled to this Cameroonian town to give comfort to about one thousand displaced persons who are fleeing violence committed by the Islamist Nigerian sect Boko Haram along the border with Nigeria, and who found refuge there, despite the difficult conditions of living.
Among the difficulties the displaced face on a daily basis, the governor of the Far-North region, Midiyawa Bakari, addressing the UN official, mainly listed the problems of accessing drinkable water, roads and sanitation.