Government says it “is deeply concerned about recent reports of the Cameroon military storming a hospital in Shisong, in the North-West region of Cameroon” and responds to reports about human rights violations.

Nov 29, 2021 | Uncategorized

Government says it “is deeply concerned about recent reports of the Cameroon military storming a hospital in Shisong, in the North-West region of Cameroon” and responds to reports about human rights violations.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL4060):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the Cameroon military occupying a hospital in Shisong; and what discussions they have had with the government of that country in relation to this incident. (HL4060)

Tabled on: 16 November 2021

Answer:
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park:

The UK Government is deeply concerned about recent reports of the Cameroon military storming a hospital in Shisong, in the North-West region of Cameroon. Reports of human rights abuses and violations by both armed separatists and the security forces in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon are disturbing. We regularly raise these incidents and the crisis with the Government of Cameroon, including through our High Commission in Yaounde. On 15 November, alongside the Heads of Missions of Canada, Switzerland, and the United States, we publicly condemned attacks against civilians and urged for dialogue. We reiterate the need for continued and broadened dialogue to bring stakeholders together and address the root causes of the crisis. We have since reiterated these calls in our engagements with the Government of Cameroon.

Date and time of answer: 29 Nov 2021 at 11:49.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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