Japan, Again Expresses Solidarity Towards Female Refugees in Cameroon

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Yaounde 28 March, 2016. The United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women-UN Women Cameroon, alongside other UN agencies like UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP have once again received some 12.3 million USD as financial assistance from Japan for the vulnerable people affected by Boko Haram attack and the CAR crisis with needs in life-saving intervention, early recovery, economic social integration, food and nutrition.

Ambassador of Japan to Cameroon, Minister of Women’s empowerment and Family, UN Women Representative.
R-L, Ambassador of Japan to Cameroon, Minister of Women’s empowerment and Family, UN Women Representative. Photo credits:J Fajong/UN Women

UN Women has been allocated 1million USD to assist refugees women in “mainstreaming gender into humanitarian response and protection of women and girls affected by Boko Haram in the Far North region of Cameroon”.

Speaking during a tripartite meeting between UN Women, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, and the Ambassador of Japan to Cameroon, Adama Moussa, Representative of UN Women Cameroon said all has been set to kick start the one-year project in the Far North of Cameroon as from April 1, 2016.

This project will support and sustain efforts to integrate gender dimension into humanitarian response in Cameroon and to address the needs of vulnerable women and girls (Internally Displaced Persons-IDPs, refugees, host communities), particularly survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)”, Adama Moussa explained.

The Ambassador of Japan to Cameroon H.E Kunio OKAMURA told the Minister that “this contribution expresses the solidarity of the Japanese people towards the Cameroonian people”.

Minister Marie Thérés Abena Ondoa expressed joy and satisfaction towards the people of Japan in earlier providing life-saving assistance to women refugees in the East region of Cameroon through UN Women, promising to ensure that all activities programmed for the implementation of this second project will be executed to the latter.