by Ruth Kramer
Mission Network News
What was meant to be an effort to protect its people is backfiring, though. Emily Fuentes with Open Doors explains that the calm right now is like the eye of a storm. “The authorities, the local ones, especially in Cameroon’s border towns, are seeing this be a better time than it has been, compared to the numerous attacks. So they might believe that it’s fine to send these Christians and others back...”
...In 2014, Open Doors assisted Christians displaced by Boko Haram violence in northern Cameroon, but the increased insecurity is expected to place them under even more pressure, adds Fuentes. “They truly feel like they’re living in the end days because of the constant fighting. Their hope is eternally in Jesus and in God’s salvation. I think that’s the truth that they’re clinging to.”
The UN estimates that 1.8 million people are at risk of food insecurity in Cameroon. Six million face epidemics while nearly 200,000 children already suffer from either severe acute malnutrition or milder forms....