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- 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
- HRW: Cameroon: New Attacks on Civilians By Troops, Separatists. 28 Mar 2019
- OCHA: Bulletin Humanitaire Cameroun Numéro 10 | avril – mai 2019. 20 May 2019
by Thomson Reuters Foundation | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 26 April 2019 11:27 GMT
London, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A separatist conflict in Cameroon that has forced half a million people from their homes is in danger of worsening, the head of a major aid agency has warned, condemning what he called the "international silence" over the crisis.
R. D. Congo: The general trend is downward. In fact, the number of cases of cholera has decreased from 644 to 388 between week 12 to week 15, a decrease of nearly 60%. The number of deaths has also decreased from 9 to 3 between week 14 to week 15. However, in South Kivu the number of cholera cases has been steadily increasing for at least five weeks. In this province, the number of cholera cases has increased from 54 to 91 between week 10 to week 15.
Following attacks in the village of Rann in northeastern Nigeria in January 2019, which hosted more than 35 000 IDPs, 80 000 Nigerians fled to the Logone and Chari region in Cameroon’s Far North. Population movements increased towards the site of Goura, where makeshift camps were set up. During end of February–mid-March 2019, about 80 percent of Nigerian refugees returned to Rann. However, about 9 500 remained in 51 settlements around Goura, with host families or in makeshift shelters.
The threats facing Cameroon are weighing heavily on peace and stability and have serious regional implications.
Cameroon is currently facing multiple threats. Attacks by Boko Haram have plagued the extreme north since 2014, and over the past two years the country has also been forced to deal with the escalating crisis in its so-called anglophone north-west and south-west regions. Both issues are weighing heavily on peace and stability in Cameroon and have serious regional implications.
• Since August 2018, UNICEF has provided its assistance to more than 133,000 people in the North West and South West regions.
• In March, 3,000 families in the North West and South West regions have received Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN).
• UNICEF supported the Ministry of Public Health to conduct a measles campaign in March and vaccinated 81,391 children aged 9-59 months in Logone and Chari division (Far North region).
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
In March 2019, the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) conducted 503 in-depth interviews with refugees and migrants in West Africa. 168 people were interviewed in Burkina Faso (in Bobo Dioulasso, Dori and Kantchari), 175 in Mali (in Ber, Gao, Kayes, Mopti and Timbuktu), and 160 in Niger (in Agadez, Diffa, Niamey and Tillabery).
‘I can’t sleep. I am constantly worried about the future.’
Two thirds of the world’s refugees live in cities, yet they are all too often an invisible underclass, left to fend for themselves without support.
Urban refugees typically choose to stay in cities rather than remote camps in the hope of finding work, connecting with family, or just freedom from the rations and regimentation of aid dependency.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is alarmed by soaring humanitarian needs in English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
“When brutal fighting displaces hundreds of thousands of civilians, it usually sets international alarm bells ringing. But this does not seem to apply to Cameroon. There is no mediation, no large relief programme, no media interest and little pressure on the parties to stop attacking civilians,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland, who visited the South-West region of Cameroon this week.
These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:
• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons • SIM Registration • Know Your Customer Rules • Mobile Money • Data Protection
Crisis Group’s work in Cameroon put underreported risks in this country on the policymaking radar years before the outbreaks of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Far North and a separatist revolt in Anglophone regions.
This report is produced by OCHA Cameroon in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued on 15 April. It covers the period from 1 to 31 March 2019. The next report will be issued in early May 2019.
• Acute humanitarian needs continue to be no the increase in North-West and South-West regions, requiring further scaleup of humanitarian assistance and protection
• Three months into the year, humanitarian partners continue to scale up and expand reach, but needs continue to outpace available resources
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Cyclone in Mozambique
Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Chikungunya in the Republic of Congo.
Key developments in Africa in the week of April 14th include the escalation of threats in the DRC’s North-Kivu province; the heavy battles against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area amid changing risks posed by the groups; and the violence in Nigeria, Somalia and CAR.
Education under attack!
• Increase in number of attacks and threats against education • As of March 2019 8,959 schools non functional due to insecurity • More than 1.7M students and 38,000 teachers affected • More than 1,600 attacks against education reported since Jan. 2017 • Monitoring and documentation of attacks and closures by Clusters / Sectors
Humanitarian needs in Cameroon are at their highest level ever following an upsurge in violence and insecurity in several regions of the country. Around 4.3 million people need emergency assistance, marking a 30 per cent increase compared to 2018.
The 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.
Funding for the response is however at an all-time low.
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
TCHAKARMARI, CAMEROON — The Multi-National Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission made up of forces from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Niger, has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Cameroon killing at least 13 people and leaving hundreds homeless. Cameroon has been asking its people to collaborate with the military, stating that more attacks will be reported during Ramadan, expected in a few weeks.
L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale (GHO), publié le 4 décembre 2018 annonçait des besoins en financement de 21,9 milliards de dollars pour 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour les réfugiés et les migrants du Venezuela (RMRP). À la fin du mois de février, les besoins s’élevaient à 22,42 milliards de dollars et, au 31mars, le montant demandé avait atteint 25,11 milliards de dollars.