Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (last 30 days)
- OCHA: One Cameroonian in six needs humanitarian assistance, protection. 13 May 2019
- NRC: Cameroon conflict produces mounting humanitarian needs - NRC. 25 Apr 2019
Most read reports
- ACLED: No Home Field Advantage: the Expansion of Boko Haram’s Activity outside of Nigeria in 2019. 20 May 2019
- OCHA: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Statement to the Arria-Formula meeting on the humanitarian situation in Cameroon. 13 May 2019
- BioMed Central: Precarious hope and reframing risk behavior from the ground up: insight from ethnographic research with Rwandan urban refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon. 23 May 2019
- NRC: NRC statement to the UN Security Council on Cameroon. 13 May 2019
- IFRC: Cameroon: Population Movement - Emergency appeal n° MDRCM027. 22 May 2019
Since emerging in Borno State in North East Nigeria in 2009, the vast majority of Boko Haram’s violent activities have been concentrated in Nigeria. In the ten years the group has been active, more than 70% of violent events associated with the group and 80% of the associated reported fatalities have taken place in Nigeria. This pattern appears to be shifting in 2019, as more of Boko Haram’s violent activities are occurring outside of Nigeria.
• EN : Évaluer l’avancement des solutions durables
• Éducation en situation d’urgence, point sur les activités
• NO-SO : Aspect humanitaire, une crise silencieuse
• La Nouvelle Manière de Travailler est une approche intégrée et opérationnelle
Personnes dans le besoin 4,3 M
Personnes ciblées 2,3 M
Pop. Déplacées interne 682 K
Réfugiés 352 K
Pop ciblées NO-SO 820 K
Retournés 101 K
Une saison pluvieuse 2019/20 globalement moyenne attendue
Mostly normal start of season with average or better, well distributed rainfall
• The onset of the long season (March to July) rains occurred in early March in the bi-modal zone and has been gradually expanding northward to reach parts of the southern Sahelian zone in late April.
• Conditions for wet sowing/planting were normally on time in mid-March for the bi-modal areas and generally on time in April for the Guinean zone outside the bi-modal areas.
An upsurge in violence and insecurity in several regions of Cameroon have triggered a spike in humanitarian needs. Around 4.3 million people need emergency assistance, marking a 30 per cent increase compared to 2018. Violence and forced displacement have dramatically affected the lives of women and children. Gender based violence is on a sharp increase. In some regions, up to 80% of children are out of school.
Accra, le 17 mai 2019- Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) et la Communauté Economique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), en partenariat avec l'École des cadres du système des Nations Unies (UNSSC), le Réseau de l'Afrique de l'Ouest pour la consolidation de la paix ( WANEP) et le Centre International Kofi Annan de Formation au Maintien de la Paix (KAIPTC) ont organisé, du 13 au 17 mai 2019 dans les locaux du KAIPTC à Accra, un atelier de formation des formateurs.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis, now in its tenth year, has largely been triggered by a regionalised armed conflict in Northeast Nigeria, the Far North region of Cameroon, the Lake region of Chad and the Diffa region of Niger.
• In 2019, there has been a significant escalation of insecurity and hostilities in Northeast Nigeria, leading to further population displacements and decreased humanitarian access.
Abuja, 16th May 2019. The Ministers in charge of security in Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are inclined to having greater collaboration with Nigeria in order to engender a safer and more stable region.
This emerged at the 12th annual forum of the Ministers, holding within the ambit of the General Assembly of West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO), on the 16th of May 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Abnormally dry conditions develop in Nigeria following another week of below-average rainfall
Africa Weather Hazards
Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.
Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
Across the Sahel, more than 6.7 million people are grappling with the effects of forced displacement. An upsurge in armed violence in parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger as well as persistent conflict across the Lake Chad Basin and the Central African Republic continue to uproot people from their homes, increase suffering and hinder their return.
Security Council Meets Amid Rights Abuses in Anglophone Region
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the human rights crisis in the country’s Anglophone regions.
Cameroon currently has 1,298,694 people of concern, including 279,155 Central African and 104,724 Nigerian refugees.
2,115 Refugees in the Minawao camp identified as of 25 April, as potential candidates for voluntary repatriation by air to Nigeria.
From 24 to 25 April, joint UN-EU team visited Far North to assess the damage caused by Boko Haram and to assist government to manage the humanitarian crises.
FUNDING (AS OF 30 APRIL)
USD 90.3 M
UNHCR has called for urgent support for Cameroon’s displaced as violence in the north and south-west regions continues to force thousands to flee.
By Catherine Wachiaya in Ogoja, Nigeria | 15 May 2019
by Nellie Peyton
Irregular rains and rising temperatures have spurred on conflict in the region by causing food shortages and frustration
DAKAR, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change must be addressed to tackle conflict around Lake Chad, researchers said on Wednesday, as increasingly extreme weather has pushed poor farmers and fishermen to take up arms.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:
"Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). "
"The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II)."