Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yaounde (Cameroon), Update on Demonstrations in NW & SW Regions

U.S. citizens are advised that the U.S. Embassy has extended its deferral of all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon through Tuesday, December 6, 2016.. This extension is due to current unrest in these areas.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.