Refugees of the economic capital of Cameroon consider that the measures taken on their behalf by the Head of State are not implemented.
In his speech to the leaders’ summit on refugees hosted in the United States by US President Barack Obama on the occasion of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in the United States, Cameroonian head of State listed many commitments undertaken by his Government for the “Nigerian refugees fleeing the atrocities of the Boko Haram and Central Africans faced in political instability in their country.“
However, according to the newspaper Integration of 26 September 2016, the city of Douala has a large number of refugees in distress, and “they are not found in the words of President Paul Biya.”
“Several decrees were issued in relation to refugees, but not put into practice until now. For example, no one has a refugee card. We have only ID cards, “says Jean-Vivien Habyarimana, a Rwandan refugee. He also indicates that the health plan, we remember that chronic diseases have already won several refugees in the economic city.
“Before, the UNHCR cared for the health of 100% refugees. After it fell to 70% and now it is 0%. Except for children under 5 years who are supported by the UNHCR, a refugee who falls ill must treat himself, if not he dies, “says Jean-Vivien angrily. However, the newspaper said, the Government of Cameroon recently signed a framework agreement with the UNHCR on taking joint charge of refugees in national hospitals.
On education, “they first require everybody to attend government schools, they do not support children of primary school (30 000 CFA francs per head during the school year). They abandoned secondary school children to themselves and even higher education is another gymnastics, which is not normal, “condemns Lubana Christelle, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In recent years, Cameroon has opened its borders to more than “350,000 refugees of different nationalities,” according to estimates of the Head of State, Paul Biya, speaking on the sidelines of the 71st General Assembly of the UN September 22, 2016.