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12 Feb 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 Global nutrition response: In 2013, a total of 56,049 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) out of 57,616 estimated (97%) were treated by qualified staff using nutritional inputs and drugs as per national protocol in the Far North and North regions.

29 Nov 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· Flash Floods in 2013: In response to the floods in Far North region on 18th and 26th September 2013, UNICEF is supporting 2,344 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) relocated to the two new sites at Begue Palam by establishing a Health Post with essential drugs, including anti-malaria and rapid diagnostic tests. Under the partnership signed with the Cameroon Red Cross, 40 holes have been dug for the construction of latrines.

14 Nov 2013 description
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The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision
ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 2 000 000

  1. CONTEXT

Cameroon is a large,diversified and growing country with a population of 20 549 221 bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic1, Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. 60% of the territory is dominated by sub-tropical conditions while 40% falls in the semi-arid Sahel belt.

11 Nov 2013 description
  1. CONTEXT

Cameroon is a large,diversified and growing country with a population of 20 549 221 bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic , Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. 60% of the territory is dominated by sub-tropical conditions while 40% falls in the semi-arid Sahel belt.

01 Oct 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With the on-going crisis in north-eastern Nigeria's Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States, since June 10th significant number of refugees have come in through the South eastern part of Far North Region; UN and its partners are supporting the Government in providing early interventions to mitigate the impact of the crisis on refugees constituted mostly of women and children.

04 Sep 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 With the on-going crisis in north-eastern Nigeria's Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States, since June 10th significant number of refugees have come in through the South eastern part of Far North Region; UN and its partners are supporting the Government in providing early interventions to mitigate the impact of the crisis on refugees constituted mostly of women and children.

19 Aug 2013 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria fear a repeat of the 2012 crisis when waterways burst their banks and devastated entire villages, killing some 180 people across the north of both countries.

Read the full story on AlertNet.

04 Jul 2013 description

1. Summary

NEEDS REMAIN HIGH

Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.

03 Jul 2013 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: September 2012 to March 2013 (initial six-months of the operation).

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,552,349.

Appeal coverage: 64% (of the current budget) and 71% (of the revised budget)

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 28 September 2012 for CHF 1,637,314 for 12 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.

02 Jul 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With the serious deterioration of the security situation in Borno State (Nigeria), a significant influx of refugees has entered Cameroon’s Far North Region since June 10th. As the pre-registration process is on-going, approximately 2,000 people so far, mainly women and children, have been registered by UNHCR as of June 24th in the Cameroonian border village of Zelevet More refugees are expected to be registered over the next coming days and probably weeks. Recent arrivals are also reported in nearby villages.

14 Jun 2013 description
report IRIN

DAKAR/NIAMEY, 13 June 2013 (IRIN) - West African and Sahel countries are setting up measures to minimize flood damage as the annual rainy season approaches. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in a seasonal weather outlook says near-average or above-average rainfall is likely over the western Sahel, which stretches across Mauritania, Senegal and western and central Niger.

13 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$108 million IDA* grant to support the Government of Cameroon’s efforts to rehabilitate embankments, dams and irrigation systems and improve disaster-preparedness in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

13 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 11 juin 2013 - Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a aujourd’hui approuvé une subvention de l’IDA* de 108 millions de dollars dans le but de soutenir les efforts du gouvernement camerounais visant à remettre en état les digues, les barrages et les systèmes d’irrigation, ainsi qu’à améliorer la préparation aux catastrophes dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun.

31 May 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 The Health and Nutrition week (SASNIM) was organized in the 10 regions from 26 to 30 April; 1,152,045 children aged 6-59 months received vitamin A and 1,349,937 children aged 12-59 months were dewormed in the Far North and North region. 1,727,391 (101%) children under 5 received Polio drops (OPV), and 38,790 pregnant women received Intermittent Preventive treatment (IPT).

18 Apr 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of the main season maize crop is well underway

  • Stable inflation rates forecast for 2013

  • Chronic food insecurity in northern parts of the country due to recurrent climatic shocks

02 Apr 2013 description

Heavy fighting continued across Syria over the past week with increased fighting in the capital Damascus. Fierce fighting was reported from the eastern and north-eastern areas of the capital, as well as the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp and Qadam district. The month of March was the deadliest in Syria's two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,230,822 as of 2 April, according to UNHCR.

11 Mar 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An EU and ECHO joint delegation undertook a 5 day mission to the Far North region and, along with UNICEF/French Red Cross, conducted a joint evaluation of the nutrition response to the Sahel crisis in 2012.

  • Security concerns have been elevated after the reported kidnapping of Seven French Nationals from the Far North region.

  • SMT has updated the security plans for North since the kidnappings, which has been raised to Level 2 low.