Cameroon Report – YAOUNDE
Following Saturday’s school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a mass casualty plan, responding with ambulance service and surgical care in the Presbyterian General Hospital (PGH), Kumba.
“This attack, which saw children gunned down while attending school, was a reprehensible and indecent act. Civilian structures including schools and hospitals must not be targets,” MSF said in a statement.
Doctors Without Borders received a total of ten patients between the ages of 10 and 15. Of these patients, five were referred to other hospitals for specialist treatment through our ambulance service; four continue to receive treatment in PGH; and tragically, one patient was pronounced dead on arrival.
“As a medical humanitarian organisation we lament the tragic loss of life in the Kumba community. This attack, which saw children gunned down while attending school, was a reprehensible and indecent act. Civilian structures including schools and hospitals must not be targets,” said Alberto Jodra Marcos, Emergency Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in South-West Cameroon.
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