German parliamentarians have asked Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to discuss and address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, Africa Intelligence has reported.
National Times has learned that the request came from the Committee of Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid. The Committee which is concerned with protecting human rights and ending violation of these rights, has asked the Merkel government to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region, as well as claims of flagrant abuses of human rights by government and secessionist forces.
A person familiar with the issue told National Times that Cameroonians in the diaspora have drawn the attention of several members of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian aid to the dire situation in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
Some of the Committee’s members will raise the issue as a major appellation in the next Bundestag sitting. National Times also learned that at least five of the Committe’s 11 Members supported the motion to raise the Anglophone crisis as a major interpellation in the next parliamentary sitting.
National Times believes any German action will be limited to addressing the growing humanitarian crisis in the two regions, mainly through aid and requesting the government to reduce the use of force rather than on the fundamental issue of the form of the state of Cameroon.