The Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief - August 2017
13 August 2017: In Nkwen village, Bamenda city, Northwest region, unidentified perpetrators torched the Baptist Comprehensive College.
Schools are reportedly being targeted for failing to participate in a strike to force the release of Anglophone activists from detention.
Sources: Cameroon Info and Cameroon Online
22 August 2017: In Douala, Wouri department, Littoral region, burglars broke into a bilingual school library in Ndogpassi II neighbourhood and stole books and various other school supplies, estimated to be worth more than four million CFA francs (approximately 6,100 EUR). Source: Cameroon Info
Central African Republic
02 August 2017: On the road to Markounda, Ouham prefecture, several non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), were reportedly targeted by anti-Balaka fighters who stole two DRC vehicles. Source: aBangui
03 August 2017: In Gambo town, Mbomou prefecture, unidentified perpetrators attacked Gambo Health Centre, killing an unspecified number of health workers and patients, including six Red Cross volunteers who were holding a meeting in the building. Sources:
AWSD , IFRC, RFI, RJDH I, RJDH II, The New York Times, Thomson Reuters Foundation and VOA News. According to DEVEX, nine (not six) volunteers were gunned down.
05 August 2017: In Lakouanga district, Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, unidentified armed men stopped an eight-truck humanitarian convoy and looted 1,235 tons of cereals and 1,219 litres of oil from three vehicles. Source: RJDH
07 August 2017: In an unspecified location, ex anti-Balaka and exSeleka fighters, protested outside the United Nations (UN)’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) office, over their dissatisfaction for delays in providing them with necessary resources to begin community and income-generating activities. Source: RJDH