The Belinda Babila Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization is set to begin its operations in Ghana.
The Christian registered Foundation which is headquartered in Dallas, United States is scheduled to officially launch the BBF Ghana Refugees Support Programme on December 20, 2019 at its office located at Mallam – Gbawe, Accra.
The BBF which has been managing the Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria who were displaced as a result of the crisis also known as the Ambazonia War which occurred in the Southern Anglophone region in Cameroon has its main aim of establishing in Ghana to work towards the management of the Cameroonian refugees in Ghana properly and to keep them off the street.
Ekili Clarence, country coordinator of BBF Ghana indicated that they have initiated the necessary steps to work closely with the relevant institutions in Ghana such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Ghana Refugee Board (GRB), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and others regarding the identified Southern Cameroonian Refugees in Ghana where about 400 out of the over 850 have successfully registered with the Ghana Refugee Board.
The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of BBF, Dr. Belinda Babila in a press briefing on 18th December, 2019 at the Fairview Hotel, Accra indicated that “BBF as an NGO has been managing the Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria in terms of their health, livelihood sustenance, etc.”
“From 2017 till date, we’ve serviced over 10,000 Cameroonians as an NGO and as some of the refugees happen to be in Ghana, we could not overlook them. The refugees are not our only focus in Ghana. We have other activities that we engage in but it’s because of the crisis in Cameroon that we were compelled to come here as well.”
The BBF has its goal of saving lives, relieve suffering, enhance quality of life, maintain human dignity and also advocates for social justice and human welfare.