The government of Japan has donated the sum of 12.3 US dollars (circa FCFA 7.2 billion) to relief efforts following humanitarian crisis in the Far North and East Regions of Cameroon plagued by devastating terrorism violence. The amount was disclosed ON March 23, 2016 in Yaounde by the Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, Kunio Okamura during an audience with the Minister Delegate in the Ministry of External Relations, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute in the presence of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Cameroon, Najat Rochdi.
Speaking to reporters after the closed-door discussion, the Japanese diplomat said the donation is to show solidarity of the Japanese government to Cameroon and the affected population of the Boko Haram insurgencies. “I came here with the Coordinator of the UN agencies to inform the Minister that our government is offering assistance to the refugees, displaced people and host communities in the Far North Region of this country”, he stated. To him, terrorism and refugee issues are not a responsibility of just one country but a concern to every country. Japan, he stated, is working together with UN agencies to assistance in the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.