Statement by U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we strongly urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow hospital and humanitarian workers to do their jobs. Treating the wounded; providing care and treatment to HIV/AIDS patients; and getting food, water, temporary shelter, and other supplies to those who need them most has to go on. We call on both sides to forswear further violence and enter into a broad-based dialogue without pre-conditions. On this Day, we should also not forget other vulnerable populations in the East and Far North Regions who continue to require humanitarian assistance.