Cameroonian Actress Ndem Nora Puts Smiles on the Faces of Internally Displaced People
It has been a pitiable situation in Cameroon for years now due to the Anglophone crisis. The crisis has left many homeless and displaced. In bid to put a smile on the faces of the displaced, Ndem Nora, a Cameroonian model and actress paid a warm visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the CIBEC neighborhood in Douala.
The heat and harsh sun on January 6, 2019, did not stop Nora’s determination to sympathize with them.
For close to three years now, Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis has brought misery to many, leaving more stranded. Unfortunately, these stranded persons haven’t been fortunate enough to receive adequate assistance from the government nor organizations. It’s, however, an amazing gesture from Ndem Nora and team to pay these victims of the Anglophone crisis such a warm visit.
Reaction towards this visit
Nora’s visit was an unexpected but welcomed surprise to the internally displaced persons who weren’t expecting this visit. The visit was an opportunity for them to express their challenges and worries.
The IDPs expressed the need for accommodation and other basic needs like mattresses to sleep on, buckets, food and other basic necessities. Moreover, these unfortunate Cameroonians have become beggars and can barely feed themselves due to lack of potent sources of income.
According to the primary school headteacher, the influx of IDPs has led to an increased number of pupils. With an additional 200 pupils, with little or no school needs, it becomes difficult to teach these children.
This initiative by Nora and team is no doubt, a new year gift to the internally displaced persons in Douala.