Breaking News Today

Woman drops to knees in plea to Scott Morrison

Published: in 🇦🇺🦘Australian News🇦🇺🦘 by .

A woman has dropped to her knees in front of Scott Morrison as she pleaded for the Australian government to help in a five-year conflict that claimed the lives of eight of her family members in Africa.

A woman has dropped to her knees in front of Scott Morrison as she pleaded for the Australian government to help in a five-year conflict that claimed the lives of eight of her family members in Africa.

The South Cameroon woman raised her concerns with the prime minister about the Anglophone Crisis after he addressed reporters in Rockhampton this morning.

"I've lost eight people in my family. The youngest one was 22-years-old, he was supposed to come to Australia and he was buried alive," she told 9News.

READ MORE: Scott Morrison says he's "not going to fail Australia'

A lady has dropped to her knee's following Prime Minister Scott Morrison's press conference in Rockhampton this morning, begging for help for her family in Africa.

"I asked [Mr Morrison] if Australia can intervene to stop the genocide – if this thing doesn't stop I will be left alone in this world."

The conflict between government security forces and armed separatists escalated in 2016 when teachers, students and lawyers led a peaceful protest and were met with lethal force.

Armed separatists then formed to fight for an independent nation.

"They went into the street to protest … instead of the government listening to them, they sent in a helicopter and started shooting from the air. On that day a lot of people were killed," the woman - who did not want to be named - said.

Fighting between Cameroon government forces and Separatists has intensified in recent years.

Officials claim violence in the region has escalated recently, with civilians often caught in the cross fire and schools falling victim to attacks.

A recent report from the United Nations estimated up to four million people had been impacted, with up to 700,000 displaced by the dispute.

Mr Morrison kneeled down to talk to the woman before she was helped away by bystanders.

READ:  Melbourne researchers develop tracing app alternative to COVIDSafe

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/woman-kneels-and-pleeds-prime-minister-scott-morrison-africa-south-cameroon/f796a027-b5b4-4986-a95e-de0a6d2e83b0

Shares
Share This
Finance Advice 2021