Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchirouma Bakari says the humanitarian situation in parts of the North and Far North regions of Cameroon that were hit by flood remains very preoccupying.
Some 6,700 people have been displaced in Mayo Danay Division with 12 deaths reported in the Mayo Rey and Benue Divisions.
Speaking during a press briefing today in Yaoundé, Minister Issa Tchirouma Bakari appealed for national solidarity with the flood victims. Moki Edwin Kindzeka has the details:
According to the minister of Communication, Issa Tchirouma Bakari, people have been evacuated from seven villages in Mayo Danay Division.
Close to 7,000 flood victims have been displaced with countless numbers of cattle abandoned.
Seven (7) of the 12 sub-divisions in Mayo Rey and Benue Divisions are in serious crisis.
Twelve (12) deaths have been reported with one person missing and those are figures that may not reflect the situation in the areas that are difficult to access.
There are fears of epidemics.
The government of Cameroon says it needs 123 billion CFA francs to solve the crisis and to construct a 330 km long dyke from Bogo to Koussérie.
The situation got bad when parts of the dyke on the Logone River gave way because of heavy rains and Chad constructed a higher dyke that exposed Cameroonian villages on the frontiers.