Cameroon: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP Plenary

25 Nov: Cameroon: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP Plenary

(Source: EEAS)

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Thank you President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

The European Union is following closely the human rights situation in Cameroon, a country situated in a fragile region, taking its due share of the burden, hosting refugees fleeing from the Central African Republic and Nigeria.

There are two persistent violent crises within Cameroon, in the so-called ‘Anglophone regions’ and in the Far North.

Firstly, separatist claims in the predominantly Anglophone regions of the North-West and South-West have led to a situation where the civilian population is taken hostage in the fight between numerous, splintered non-state …