Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan-China in December 2019, more than eight million people have been infected, more than four hundred thousand death while more than four million people have also recovered globally. Cameroon recorded its first COVID-19 case in Match 2020 and since then it has claimed more than three hundred lives, get more than eleven thousand persons infected, and while more than seven thousand have been recovered.
The Centre to Human Rights and Democracy in Africa has continuously, alongside other NGOs, health facilities, and institutions/individuals of goodwill been involved in series of activities aimed at supporting the World Health Organization and government authorities in curbing its spread.
On the 11th of June 2020, the International Human Rights Commission awarded the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), in appreciation of what they have done in curbing the spread of COVID-19. In the award, IHRC indicated and appreciated CHRDA in the following words “This is in appreciation for your devotion and sacrifice towards the fight against COVID-19, and for your help in protecting the less privileged from the pandemic’s effects”
“The Fight against the spread of COVID-19 according to the president of CHRDA, Bar. Agbor Nkogho, should be communal and every citizen should contribute his or her quota. The measures put in place by the World Health Organization and the government authorities is to prevent the spread of the virus through very hard for the vulnerable population including the internally displaced persons, refugees, women, children, and disabled persons. For humanity purposes, each and every one of us should be able to identify these persons mentioned above to help them in a bid to prevent the spread of this virus. In the conflict-affected North West, South West, and Far North Regions, hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced, and these persons are more exposed to the coronavirus. In support of the Secretary-General of the United Nations plea, there is need for ceased fire in order to combat the global health crisis which does not differentiate between the political, economic nor socio-cultural interest of persons or states” quoted from CHRDA website
Human Rights and Legal Research Centre is congratulating CHRDA for its work in protecting Human Rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.