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
- OCHA: Humanitarian needs in Cameroon at highest level ever - UN Humanitarian Coordinator. 22 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
- NRC: NRC statement to the UN Security Council on Cameroon. 13 May 2019
- OCHA: Bulletin Humanitaire Cameroun Numéro 10 | avril – mai 2019. 20 May 2019
- HRW: Cameroon: New Attacks on Civilians By Troops, Separatists. 28 Mar 2019
On Monday (13 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon”, organised by the Dominican Republic, Germany, the UK and the US. Panellists will be Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland, and Esther Omam Njomo, the Executive Director of Reach Out Cameroon, a local not-for-profit organisation focused on the well-being of underprivileged groups in Cameroon, such as women and children.
Internal displacement is a global challenge, but it is also heavily concentrated in a few countries and triggered by few events. 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 148 countries and territories were recorded in 2018, with nine countries each accounting for more than a million.
East and Southern Africa Remain Dry, Strengthening Moisture Deficits
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.
Despite ongoing efforts to contain the current outbreak of measles in the northeast, low access to vaccines continues to hinder the response.
A total of 8,004 suspected measles cases and 21 deaths (CFR: 0.3 per cent) were reported in Borno, and 559 suspected cases and 6 deaths (CFR: 1.07 per cent) in Yobe. Measles cases have also been observed outside of the northeast, most notably in Katsina state.
The road from Bangui to the Cameroonian border was blocked for about ten days by an armed group, disrupting the country's main supply line. Many security incidents continue to be observed in several parts of the country, particularly in the north-central and south-eastern regions.
The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) increased in February to almost 656,000 according to OCHA. This is a 15 per cent increase in six months.
Le suivi des urgences a pour but de recueillir des informations sur les mouvements importants et soudains de populations. Les informations sont collectées à travers des appels téléphoniques ou entretiens physiques avec des informateurs clés ou des observations directes. Ce rapport présente les informations sur les mouvements de populations survenus les 5 et 6 mai 2019, dans 3 sites de la province du Lac, suite à des attaques armées.
RÉSUMÉ DE L’ALERTE
DR Congo: The number of cholera cases has decreased since week 12. However, endemic provinces in the East (Haut- Katanga, Tanganyika, South and North Kivu) remain affected with 313 cases (88.4%) out of 354 cases.
Nigeria: The number of suspected cases has increased considerably since week 13. During week 16, these suspected cases remain mainly concentrated in Bayelsa (95 cases) and Ondo (1 cases which are States not used to cholera in past years.
Within the period of 25 April – 05 May 2019, a total of 3,320 movements were recorded, including 2,695 arrivals and 625 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Biu, Chibok, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Mafa, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.
10 May 2019, Geneva – A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
The purpose of this document is to share learning and considerations on how operations have or could progressively align humanitarian cash assistance for refugees to national social safety nets (SSN) and the criteria used to take decisions at each step of this process. It is based on information collected from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Greece and Mexico as well as ongoing discussions on the topic. It also builds on the UNHCR Mapping of Social Safety Nets for Refugees – Opportunities and Challenges.
The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of March, mainly as a result of publication of the Syria HRP requiring $3.32 billion, the requirements had reached $25.11 billion. This month’s increase in requirements for the revised Zimbabwe Flash Appeal (following Cyclone Idai) from $233.8 million to $293.9 million, brings the total requirement as at 30 April to $25.17 billion.
Blog Post by John Campbell
May 7, 2019
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 27 to May 3, 2019. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
April 27: Boko Haram killed one soldier and three others in Kofia, Cameroon.
PMI IS DELIVERING ON ITS MISSION
Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins continue d’engendrer des mouvements sporadiques de personnes vers le Tchad, en particulier en provenance du Nigeria. A cela s’ajoutent les déplacements internes de populations dans la province du Lac. En outre, le retour volontaire des réfugiés soudanais et tchadiens se poursuit au Darfour et dans le Sila.
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 28th include continued Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad region, ongoing election and governance protests in Sudan, Benin and South Africa, Islamic State activity in Democratic Republic of Congo, and a declared state of emergency in Somaliland.