Appeals & Response Plans
- Cameroon: Flash Floods - Aug 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Cameroon: Measles and Cholera Outbreaks - Nov 2015
- Cameroon: Floods - Sep 2014
- Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2014
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Cameroon/Equatorial Guinea: Polio Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Cameroon: Floods - Oct 2013
- Cameroon: Floods - Aug 2012
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- Cameroon: Humanitarian Response Plan 2017–2020 Summary (January 2018)
- Another front opens - Crisis along the Nigeria/Cameroon border / (Un autre front s'ouvre - Crise le long de la frontière entre le Nigeria et le Cameroun) [EN/FR]
- The humanitarian community deplores the impact of the socio-political crisis in the North-West and South-West regions in Cameroon on civilians
- Cameroon: News Bulletin, November - December 2017
- UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, December 2017
WFP provided one-off emergency cash-based transfers to recently arrived refugees C.A.R in the south of Chad. One month after the outbreak of this new refugee influx, WFP has assisted 18,103 people out of the 19,035 registered by UNHCR This figure is likely to increase. The influx is already the largest movement of refugees from C.A.R., exceeding the total number for 2017.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Returnees describe their anxiety about the future, in particular, finding work back home - the problem that pushed them abroad in the first place
By Inna Lazareva
YAOUNDE, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Franck's return to Cameroon was nothing short of a miracle for Doris, who lost hope of ever seeing her brother alive when friends said his boat from Libya to Italy had capsized.
At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria
An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2
Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018
The humanitarian emergency across the Lake Chad basin is one of the world’s most severe. This year, around 10.7 million people need relief assistance to survive. The near-decade-long conflict has wilted livelihoods, entire communities have been emptied and civilians continue to suffer frequent rights violations. Insecurity is deterring resumption of normal life in many localities.
2,113 asylum seekers registered in Cross River State from 7-19 February - bringing to 16,790, the total number of people registered since the influx started in September 2017. Women and children still account for more than 75 per cent of those registered.
180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
SAVING LIVES AND SEEKING LASTING SOLUTIONS
So far in 2018, a total of 1,633 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (30%), Iraq (29%) and Afghanistan (13%). More than half of the population are women (22%) and children (37%), while 41% are men.
8 000 nouveaux déplacés dans le Mayo-Tsanaga en janvier 2018
Une réponse d’urgence pour l’accès à l’eau des déplacés de Kolofata
Le Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 lancé avec succès à Yaoundé
10 millions de dollar attribués au Cameroun par le fonds d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF)
Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire
Suivi de la situation sécuritaire
IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa.
Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers).
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
Large-scale polio vaccination efforts and activities to strengthen sub-national disease surveillance continue across the Lake Chad Basin as part of a focused, multi-country response to prevent spread of poliovirus after the last outbreak in Nigeria in 2016.
More than 25,000 refugees have travelled across the border from Cameroon to Nigeria and dozens continue to arrive every week.
Caritas Nigeria is appealing for urgent support to fight an emerging humanitarian crisis as a growing number of refugees have been forced to flee political upheaval and armed conflict in neighbouring Cameroon.
“The situation is dire,” said Fr Evaristus Bassey, director of Caritas Nigeria. “According to some of the refugees, they escaped on bush paths with only the clothes they were wearing.”
Cameroon currently has 665,947 people of concern, including 248,926 Central African refugees and 96,283 Nigerian refugees.
Gourenguel transit centre continued to see growing numbers of new arrivals due to upsurge of attacks within Cameroon.
Official launch of biometric registration in Minawao camp on 31 January. All refugee certificates are to be renewed during this exercise.
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:
After decades of progress, hunger is on the rise again. The figures from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report show an increase in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger and a rise in the global prevalence of undernourishment. Globally, the number of chronically malnourished people is estimated to have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. In 2017, four countries faced a very real threat of famine and many more saw increasing numbers of people facing severe hunger.
Blog Post by John Campbell
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 10 to February 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
(Last week, February 9: Soldiers killed "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Gubio, Yobe)