NIGERIA / DISPLACED CAMEROONIANS

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Escalating conflict in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions has displaced hundreds of thousands of people within and outside the country. Many who have crossed into neighbouring Nigeria fled with very little belongings and are struggling to cope with life in exile. UNHCR

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STORY: NIGERIA / DISPLACED CAMEROONIANS
TRT: 2:33
SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03-05 APRIL, ADAGOM SETTLEMENT / OKENDE SETTLEMENT, NIGERIA

SHOTLIST:

03 APRIL 2019, ADAGOM SETTLEMENT, NIGERIA

1. Close up, Rachel Agah’s face
2. UPSOUND (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“I’m a widow.”
3. Wide shot, Rachel standing with son by tent
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“They shot my husband down and left me with four kids.”
5. Tracking, Rachel walking down road
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“We don’t have any support, so how should I live, or how else am I going to live?”
7. Wide shot, children playing
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“It’s not easy to leave your country to go and suffer in a different country.”
9. Wide shot, displaced people walking along road
10. Med shot, man packing displaced people’s belongings into a truck
11. Wide shot, hall crowded with displaced people
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“Every day and every night, I’m thinking.”
13. Close up, Rachel
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“I’m thinking about the crisis in Cameroon, about my late husband.”
15. Wide shot, displaced woman and child being registered at registration centre
16. Close up, displaced woman’s face
17. Med shot, displaced child holding a water tap
18. Wide shot, group of displaced people standing at a water point

05 APRIL 2019, OKENDE SETTLEMENT, NIGERIA

19. Med shot, Josiah Flomo speaking to displaced people
20. Close up, jerry cans at waterpoint
21. Wide shot, people gathered at waterpoint
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Josiah Flomo, Head of Sub-Office in Ogoja, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
“We have limitations in all of the major sectors that we prioritize. The issue of registration, the issue of food, the issue of water, the issue of shelter, the issue of health, the issue of education; because we don’t have enough funding to be able to adequately provide and support their needs.”
23. Various shots, pregnant women seated in a queue at a health centre

03 APRIL 2019, ADAGOM SETTLEMENT, NIGERIA

24. Med shot, Rachel inside her tent and walking out of the tent in Adagom settlement
25. UPSOUND (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“This is the message that I’m giving you people with my tears, you should go with my message and deliver to people that we are suffering. The suffering is too much. We don’t want to see this again.”

05 APRIL 2019, OKENDE SETTLEMENT, NIGERIA

24. Med shot, man holding baby
25. Med shot, children laying on mat

STORYLINE:

Escalating conflict in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions has displaced hundreds of thousands of people within and outside the country. Many who have crossed into neighbouring Nigeria fled with very little belongings and are struggling to cope with life in exile.

UPSOUND (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“I’m a widow.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“They shot my husband down and left me with four kids.”

Rachel Agah fled Cameroon and now lives in Adagom refugee settlement which hosts over 7,000 refugees, nearly double its capacity of 4,000.

SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“It’s not easy to leave your country to go and suffer in a different country.”

Resources are stretched thin and Rachel, like many residents here, is struggling to cope with life in exile and relies on UNHCR and aid agencies for help to rebuild.

SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“Every day and every night, I’m thinking.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“I’m thinking about the crisis in Cameroon, about my late husband.”

Anglophone Cameroonians began fleeing violence in the country in October 2017 and have continued to pour into Nigeria’s Cross River, Taraba, Benue and Akwa-Ibom states. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Nigerian government have registered over 30,000 refugees, with women and children accounting for 80 percent of the population.

SOUNDBITE (English) Josiah Flomo, Head of Sub-Office in Ogoja, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
“We have limitations in all of the major sectors that we prioritize. The issue of registration, the issue of food, the issue of water, the issue of shelter, the issue of health, the issue of education; because we don’t have enough funding to be able to adequately provide and support their needs.”

UNHCR has appealed for 184 million USD to assist displaced Cameroonians. As the crisis continues, more will flee, and the suffering will continue.

UPSOUND (English) Rachel Agah, Cameroonian refugee:
“This is the message that I’m giving you people with my tears, you should go with my message and deliver to people that we are suffering. The suffering is too much. We don’t want to see this again.”

UNHCR said it plans to put up additional shelters for new arrivals and to decongest Adagom settlement. Refugees are already being relocated from Adagom to another site, Okende. However, there are fears that - if the crisis in Cameroon continues - more people will become displaced over the coming months and, with the limited resources, UNHCR will not be able to meet their needs.
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