Does New Generation of Unschooled Cameroonians Mean New Conflict?

Tends of thousands of school-age children now live in the bush because of displacement over continued violence between Anglophone separatists and Francophone armed forces in the Northwest and Southwest regions. With no learning materials or trained teachers, they have no access to a formal education. Parents and local officials worry that the children could be driven to take up arms, becoming a lost generation that perpetuates the conflict and the humanitarian crisis, writes Arison Tamfu from Bamenda for IRIN.

A self-defence group guards a school during fighting between Anglophone separatists and Francophone soldiers in Cameroon (file photo).


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