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
A l’occasion d’une visite au Cameroun, la Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Michelle Bachelet, a plaidé auprès du gouvernement en faveur de mesures pour réduire les tensions dans le nord et l’ouest du pays et s’est félicitée de la volonté affichée par les autorités de rechercher des solutions à la crise dans ces régions.
• In the Diffa region, 21 attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAG) against civilians and military forces were registered in March according to OCHA. 91 civilians (including 4 women and a boy) were killed and 15 (12 women and 3 men) abducted. For the first time, N’guigmi town was targeted by a suicide attack with 14 casualties
• The new wave of violence led to the displacement of 18,480 people towards 18 host sites, amongst which two received at least 10,325 people (Awaridi – 7,880 and Kidjandi – 2,445)
GENEVA (6 May 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, after concluding a visit to Cameroon, has welcomed the Government’s openness to work with the UN Human Rights Office, and the rest of the UN, to seek effective solutions to the major human rights and humanitarian crises caused by the serious unrest and violence taking place in the west and north of the country.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
The group’s ability to recruit is a key reason for its expansion, and must be better understood.
BY REMADJI HOINATHY
Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent extremism. A raid by the jihadist group against the army on 22 March killed 23 soldiers and wounded four.
UN Security Council Should Condemn Abuses, Demand Reforms
(Nairobi) – Cameroonian authorities have tortured and held incommunicado detainees at a detention facility in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital. Gendarmes and other security forces at the State Defense Secretariat (Secrétariat d’Etat à la défense, SED) have severely beaten and used near-drowning to extract confessions from detainees suspected of ties to armed separatist groups.
Le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU devrait condamner les abus et demander des réformes
(Nairobi) – Les autorités camerounaises ont torturé et détenu au secret des personnes dans un centre de détention à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun. Des gendarmes et d’autres forces de sécurité au Secrétariat d’État à la défense (SED) ont pratiqué de graves passages à tabac et des quasi-noyades pour obtenir des aveux de détenus suspectés d’avoir des liens avec des groupes séparatistes armés.
Context: The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin states results from a complex combination of factors, including conflict with NonState Armed Groups, extreme poverty, underdevelopment and a changing climate, which together have triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 25 March 2019, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 4,454,343 affected individuals made up of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees (both in- and out-of-camp), Returnees (Former IDPs and Returnees from abroad) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs).
Within the period of 22-28 April 2019, a total of 2,770 movements were recorded, including 2,226 arrivals and 544 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.
Protracted crises in neighboring Nigeria and the Central African Republic, as well as civil unrest and violence in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions, are driving population displacement and exacerbating needs in Cameroon. Overall, 4.3 million people in the country require emergency assistance, a 30 percent increase from 2018, according to Cameroon’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.
• Results from the 2018 nutrition surveys show a persistence in high prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM); significantly higher than in 2017 in Mauritania and Mali. The situation often apears stable at national level however large sub-national disparities exist.
• GAM prevalance > 10% in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger; GAM prevalence > 15% in several regions of Mauritania, Niger and Chad.
• SAM prevalence >2% are at the highest level since 2016.
• GAM and SAM prevalences exceeding the 2% emergency threshold in 2 Regions affected by the LCB Crisis (Diffa in Niger (2.4%), and Adamawa in Nigeria (2.2%)) .
• 2019 SAM Burden estimated at 431,457, while SAM target is 326,752.
• 86% of the SAM Burden and 81% of the SAM Target are located in Nigeria.
• Chad used the Upper CI limit to estimate its 2019 SAM Burden ; Nigeria continues to use an incidence factor of 9 instead of 2.6 according to the harmonized method ; Niger uses the same SAM burden as the one estimated in 2018.
ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts regarding humanitarian access.
Chaque année, plusieurs pays d’Afrique organisent des élections présidentielles et/ou parlementaires nationales. Malheureusement, certaines d’entre elles génèrent des tensions et de la violence pendant la campagne électorale, le jour du scrutin et/ou après les élections. Afin de se préparer et de répondre à la violence électorale en tant que crise complexe, les Sociétés nationales (SN), dans le cadre de leur mandat, sont souvent au premier plan des services humanitaires, par exemple, pour la prestation des premiers secours.
Background and rationale
After twenty months of clashes, the government and the separatists are both refusing to give ground. Both sides must explore compromise solutions aimed at a level of regional autonomy somewhere between the secession the separatists yearn for and the fake decentralisation proposed by Yaoundé.