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The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon escalated on 1 October 2017, when secessionists of Southwest and Northwest regions symbolically declared their independence. Tens of thousands of people marched in support of the declaration, fueling further tensions and violence between the government secessionists. Severe human rights violations are reported. Over 8,000 people have fled to Cross River State in Nigeria, and up to 20,000 people are estimated to have been internally displaced due to the crisis.