Greetings from the Cameroon Humanitarian Relief Initiative (CHRI). We hope our message finds you and your loved ones in good health and during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. We would like to also inform you about our latest activities in Nigeria and Cameroon to continue to bring relief to those affected by the ongoing Southern Cameroons crisis.

We completed an outreach to the refugee populations in Bali, Takum, and Gembu communities in Taraba state, Nigeria on October 3rd, 2020 which was coordinated by our on-ground partner, The Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis (TSSF). With your support and commitments, we were able to provide food items and healthcare services to over 200 vulnerable refugees including expectant and nursing mothers in the identified communities. Food items ranging from Rice, Garri, Sugar, Salt, Tomato Paste, Maggi Cubes, etc., were distributed, while on ground healthcare services were also provided. These activities included hygiene and sanitation education, First Aid Tips, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment care, vitals check-up, antenatal treatments and provision of medications, etc. We also provided selected refugees with financial support as part of skills-building and self-sufficiency program. For more information on our latest outreach, kindly read through the document attached. These efforts are only possible because of the generous support and donations from you and all others who have partnered with CHRI to champion fundraising including commemoration and dedication of special events such as birthdays, weddings, other anniversaries, death of a loved one and other landmark events. In this vein, we extend special thanks to Ma Bisona Ann Ntungwen and her friends and family who raised $2500 to support CHRI in commemoration of her 50th birthday. CHRI extends a happy birthday and many more! We also extend thanks to the ALGATE PEMEXANS who also donated $600 towards CHRI outreach efforts.

Prior to the outreach to Nigeria, we successfully completed our 47th donation of food items to detainees of the Southern Cameroon conflict at Kondengui Central Prison, Yaounde on September 23, 2020. The beneficiaries as always were most appreciative of these humanitarian gestures and support which continue every 2 weeks.

Furthermore, we appreciate all those who were able to participate at our last zoom webinar titled “Updates on the Humanitarian Challenges of the Southern Cameroon Crisis” which took place on August 15th, 2020 at 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada), 5 PM (GMT+1).The event featured contributions of our experienced and knowledgeable panelists and was very well received. We are currently planning for a follow-up webinar this year. The video of the last webinar can be viewed using this link:

Finally, we would like to sincerely appreciate all your donations, efforts and support to victims of the ongoing Southern Cameroons crisis. We look forward to more support and donations most especially during these hard times and coming year end period. Please remember you can donate either as a lump sum or on a recurring basis. $10 can provide 1 weeks’ worth of food for an internally displaced person or refugee especially during this difficult period. As stated earlier above, you can also partner with CHRI to fundraise as a champion in commemoration of key events. All funds donated are used to support people affected by the conflict. Please visit our website to donate at or mail a cheque to: CHRI at 4413 Nuttall Road, Fairfax, VA, 22032. You can contact us at if you would like to discuss other ways to help or support our mission.


Joseph Agabi Abua, M.A., L.M.S.W. | Case Manager, Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO)

Coordinator, Cameroon Humanitarian Relief Initiative (CHRI)

UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Physical address: 571 Heritage Hall | 1401 University Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35205

Mailing address: 1525 15th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35205

P: 205-243-0497 | or