Reference : V-P-CM-E-00127
Date : 23/01/2018
Country/Region : CAMEROON
Caption : Far North Region, city of Mémé. This man fled the violence in his home town of Limani on the border with Nigeria. He had to travel nearly 40 kilometres to find a place to live safely. He is a beneficiary of the ICRC's micro-economic initiative (MEI) project.
Photographer : LOCK MBAH, Alex
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 02.02.2018 «"I used to work in a transit society but today there is no road... because of the war", says Moustapha, saddened. Head of a family of 16 people, this former transit agent has been able to survive thanks to humanitarian assistance. "I adopted the children of my aunt whose father died, herself having been kidnapped by an armed group. My house was burned down and I lost my land. If I go home, I won't have anywhere else to live."
On humanitarian assistance, he told the ICRC: "I received seeds of sorghum, okra and beans; I also received cash grants. "The day before, as part of a programme to distribute tools to nearly 50 groups made up of more than 750 farmers, Moustapha received new agricultural equipment. He is proud to show the ICRC the shovels, hoes and other equipment that he and his group have benefited from. This new equipment will replace worn tools that have become dangerous over time. Mustapha admits that the use of these old tools has already caused accidents and injuries in the past.
Through the distribution of agricultural tools, the ICRC aims to improve the economic security of the populations affected by the violence in the Lake Chad basin. In addition, the ICRC distributes seeds and fertilizer to support good harvests. In 2017, more than 220 tons of seeds (maize, cowpea, sorghum, rice and okra) and fertilizers were distributed to more than 4,700 households.»
Resolution : 4032x3024
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour