Women peace builders network Empowers IDPs

Many people have fled their homes since the start of the anglophone crisis morphed into an arm conflict in 2016.

Most of the IDPs have relocated to towns where they have never lived before while others are struggling to cope with their relatives. Life is increasingly difficult for these internally displaced persons whose main source of livelihood was agriculture and today, they can't access their farms. 

It is for this reason that the women peace builders network, an organization that has been working with women and young people for the past 13 years came to the aid of some IDPs. 

Some 108 IDPs living with disabilities received relief materials from the Mother of Hope Cameroon. 

The items consisting of rice, soap, clothes, shoes, maggi, salt and sanitary pads met the aspirations of the beneficiaries who expressed their joy. 

"These items handed to me today will really help me, since I had an accident and lost a leg some years ago in Ndop, I've been abandoned to myself, it is difficult to feed. I pray God brings them again", the IDP said. 

To another IDP from Nkambe, "Since I left Nkambe, life has not been easy with me as I'm a mother, daughter and parent. I'm begging a place here in Nkwen to live. We don't have food nor the means to even start up a small business but these gifts will keep me going for at least month", she said. 

The representative of the Mayor expressed thanks to the mothers for extending a hand to persons living disabilities within the municipalities and like Oliver twist invited them to keep coming to the aid of the persons who make up the subdivision. 

Madam Adah Mbah, coordinator of the Mother of Hope speaking to the observer highlighted some of the activities carried out by the organisation. 

"Mother is hope Cameroon has been able to feed IDP families in Bafoussam, 30 in Bamenda and we equally engaged young people in the fight against the coronavirus in their communities", Adah Mbah said. 

The humanitarian organisation works to strengthen the capacity of women in mediation, peace building processes to counter violent extremism in the North West region. 

As the organisation leaves its mark in Bamenda III, other council areas are clamoring for their visit. 


Fomusoh Rachel

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