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Cameroon: Boko Haram

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL10559, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that aid supplied to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa in Cameroon’s Far North has been diverted to the Anglophone regions, and (2) that attempts to tackle extremist terrorist groups in the Far North are now subsequently undersupplied.

Answered on

3 December 2020

We are aware of recent reports that the Government of Cameroon is diverting resources from efforts to tackle terrorism in the Far North region to the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions, and reports that this is having an impact on the government's counter-terrorism efforts. We recognise that the Cameroonian authorities have two important security challenges to manage and we understand that some resources were reassigned in 2018.