Two Cameroonian refugees who fled their country home following internal conflict between the Anglophone and Francophone speaking extraction threatening the country have been delivered of their babies.
One of them, Mrs Joyce Ewane, delivered about three weeks ago in her Oron camp and has been surviving on the mercy of good spirited people in the camp.
“I have three children in Cameroon; this new born baby is the fourth child. I ran at different direction with my family. I do not know the whereabouts of my husband and the other three children. I pray God to protect my husband and children,” she said.
Meanwhile a non-governmental organisation, Enterprise Club Nigeria on Wednesdaydonated some relief materials such as foodstuff, beverages, mosquito treated nets and toiletries to the refugees camping in Akwa Ibom
The Public Relations Officer to the organisation, Mrs Naomi Ibanga, who presented the items in Oron on Wednesday, said the organisation was touched by the plight of the refugees who escaped from their country due to internal crisis.
She said that the club’s attention was drawn to the refugees by the National Coordinator of Bakassi Returnees in Nigeria, Mr Aston Inyang.
“These people ran from their country due to internal crisis between the Francophone and Anglophone speaking in Cameroon.
“Their pitiable state drew our attention to come in here and give them the little we have to cushion the effect of the suffering.
“As you can see two of these nursing mothers delivered in this camp and they need urgent attention especially for the new born babies,” Ibanga said.
She appealed to other NGOs and spirited Nigerians to come to the aid of the refugees as they were fellow human beings despite their present situation.
Also speaking, the National Coordinator of Bakassi Returnees in Nigeria, Mr. Aston Inyang, who was in the entourage said that the refugees were camped in Oron and Ikot Ekpuk in Mkpat Enin local government area of the state.
Inyang said that about 162 persons mostly women and children were camped in Oron while about 128 persons were in Ikot Ekpuk in Mkpat Enin camp.
He said that the refugees arrived the state from Cameroon on October 3, because of the internal conflict between the two speaking languages.
He appealed to the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced persons to come to their assistance.