Cameroonians may have to wait for a long time before witnessing the UN Security Council’s intervention in the armed conflict in the North West and South West regions that has seen thousands killed.
The revelation was made by current UN Security Council chief for the month of April, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy at the council’s press conference for April on conflicts and crises in the world.
The official, according to the World Federation of United Nations Association, WFUNA, said “…there is no plan as of right now for the Security Council to have a meeting on Cameroon”.
Intervention, he added, would be on a necessity basis, established by more deterioration of the situation: “… if the situation on the ground worsens and warrants a meeting, then the Security Council will meet and address the issue,” the Vietnamese diplomat was quoted further.
The Guardian Post reports that the UN diplomat was responding to the Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations’ Judith Nwana. She had reportedly said “…the humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon is worsening by the day”.
“We are pleading for you to bring up the conflict for discussion at the Security Council. How possible is that?” she quizzed.
The UNSC’s ‘reluctance’ to discuss the armed conflict in the North West and South West regions comes at a time when thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of displacements have been recorded.
It should be recalled that the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres had urged the warring parties to call a ceasefire to no avail.
In a January 15, 2021 statement, he called on Cameroonian authorities to take steps to prosecute perpetrators behind two recent deadly attacks in the North West and South West region.
Mimi Mefo Info