Cameroon: Population Movement - Emergency appeal n° MDRCM015 Operation update n°1

Appeal history:

  • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 03 September, 2013 to assist some 6,500 beneficiaries (1,500 families) for six months: some 5,000 Nigerian refugees (1,000 families) in the Far North Region of Cameroon, and 1,500 refugees (500 families) from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the East Region of Cameroon.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 65,479 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary: This Appeal was launched on September 3, 2013, but changes in the situation and partner intensions have made it necessary to reassess the two areas and plan the implementations accordingly to avoid duplication and ensure effective implementation. The IFRC Regional Programme Coordinator has therefore deployed to both target areas and based on outcomes of coordination meetings, a revised plan of action will be presented through an operations update shortly.

To date, soft pledges of CHF 15,100 from the Japanese Red Cross and SEK 500,000 (Approx. CHF 70,000) from the Swedish Red Cross (from Swedish government) has been received and the Finnish Red Cross has indicated that an application for EUR 170,000 (approx. CHF 210,000) from the Finnish government is being processed.