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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Humanitarian Worker
August 11, 2020


U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Humanitarian Worker

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The United States presents its condolences to the family and colleagues of Pastor Tanjoh Christopher Fon, who was killed August 7 in the Northwest Region. Pastor Tanjoh was a community leader and humanitarian aid worker with the local non-governmental organization Community Initiative for Sustainable Development. The murder of Pastor Tanjoh is a terrible reminder of the dangers humanitarian aid workers face in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon. We call for an independent investigation into the killing and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice in accordance with Cameroonian law. We condemn all acts of violence against humanitarian aid workers and call for their unhindered access to those in need in accordance with international humanitarian law.