A staggering 9000 plus deaths in the Southern Cameroons because of the invasion and occupation by East Cameroon under the dictatorial regime of Paul Biya.
With the conflict now in its fourth year, the UN and the international media have consistently reported far less deaths, 3000. In fact, last year the UN reported at least 3000 deaths and that official figure has never changed even as the war has grown worse.
Aid agencies say the numbers are far higher and multiples of what the UN and the international media are reporting.
There's a general consensus from reports from the ground in the Southern Cameroons that at least 1 person dies each day in each of the 13 counties or divisions that make up the Southern Cameroons. That already gives 13 deaths a day. Even reducing the number of days in a year from 365 to 300 and the counties to 10, that would mean a minimum of 3000 deaths a year. With the conflict now in its 4th year, we are looking at a minimum of 9000 deaths.
Deaths from the conflict may result from little to no access to medical care as less than 20% of medical facilities in the Southern Cameroons are operational, diseases have spiked, minor complications from childbirth now often result in deaths, deaths from the wild as many have escaped into the bushes, deaths from starving refugees, deaths from trigger happy occupation forces, amba against military, military against amba, amba on amba and the list goes on. (Amba is the name given to groups fighting against the East Cameroonian military).
So, why do the UN and the international media report far less numbers? Are they saying a Southern Cameroonian is one third of a human?