Un Monde Avenir (A World to Come)
Location : Douala
Creation : 2003
Local issues : in the south of Cameroon, migrants expelled from Gabon and Equatorial Guinea or those that did not manage to cross the border to those countries, pile up in deplorable conditions in the city of Kye Ossi. Gabon and Equatorial Guinea attract migrants from West Africa and Central Africa due to their economic dynamism and their wealth in oil and wood. However, both countries have a very strict migration policy and carry out abusive arrests and mass expulsions of migrants, along with inhumane treatment and extortion. The Cameroonian authorities have adopted a wait-and-see policy and the corruption network develops in the road checkpoints. Most of the expelled migrants stay in the small city of Kye Ossi because they have no resources and are far from their country of origin. They live in precarious conditions, with no access to basic hygiene or health services. Poorly looked upon by the population, they are rejected and forced to live hand to mouth.
Missions : Un Monde Avenir as a social development organisation in favour of citizen participation. The activities of the association are centred on the promotion of human rights and the defense of migrants. On the migrants topic, it favours three lines of action:
- migrant’s access to the law,
- the fight against discrimination
- Advocacy to find sustainable solution and guarantee the respect of migrant’s rights.
Important : Un Monde Avenir is one of the few organisations in Cameroon that leads solidarity actions for migrants of neighboring countries and that fights for the defense of their rights.
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Partnership with AEDH : since 2010.
AEDH support : AEDH has supported several projects implemented by Un Monde Avenir, such as an urgent support system of expulsions, the observation and defense of migrants Rights and, since 2013, a programme for the defense and the support of expelled migrants.