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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
- HRW: Cameroon: New Attacks on Civilians By Troops, Separatists. 28 Mar 2019
- OCHA: Bulletin Humanitaire Cameroun Numéro 10 | avril – mai 2019. 20 May 2019
April 16, 2019 11:08 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
ACHIGACHIA, CAMEROON — This week marks five years since Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls from the village of Chibok. The kidnappings spread fear across the border in Cameroon, where hundreds of schools closed. Authorities have since ordered schools to reopen, but many students and teachers refuse to return.
Cameroon currently has 1,184,074 people of concern, including 278,884 Central African and 104,248 Nigerian refugees.
On March 26, UNHCR launched an appeal for additional funds for the estimated 437,000 NW/SW IDPs in Cameroon and 35,000 seeking asylum in Nigeria
Cameroon and Nigeria UNHCR Country Representatives visited Far North from 25-28 March for a situation review after departure of 40000 Nigerian asylum seekers
This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the West Africa (WA) region. The core countries of focus for this region are Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to any of the countries over the rest.
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:
- Humanitarian crises in South Sudan Humanitarian crises in North East Nigeria
- Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Cholera outbreak in Kenya
- Measles outbreak in Madagascar.
• UNICEF remains extremely concerned about the situation of more than 25,000 people who are still sleeping under open skies in Monguno and Maiduguri Teachers Village, and for whom there is currently no plan for relocation. There is an urgent need for the identification of additional land in these two locations, so that shelters, WASH facilities and other structures can be prepared before the start of the rainy season.
The 24th round of DTM data collection in Libya took place in January and February 2019. DTM identified at least 666,717 migrants currently present in Libya. Migrants were identified in all 100 municipalities, within 570 communities and originated from more than 38 countries.
This edition of DTM’s Migrant Report includes a new health surveillance component integrated under the Flow Monitoring Survey methodology to better understand the health conditions and challenges migrants face in Libya, please refer to page 15 for more details.
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
UNHCR, in partnership with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has carried out registration since August 2015 at border control points in the North East. The refugee returnees are returning to Nigeria from Cameroon, Niger and Chad. So far,11,140 individuals have been registered by Nigeria Immigration Service from January through March 2019, comprised of 5,766 households(HHs). 84% of the refugee returnees report to have been unregisteredwith authorities in the country of asylum.
L’offre sur les marchés restera suffisante pour satisfaire la demande jusqu’à la soudure excepté dans les zones de conflits
Market supplies will remain sufficient to satisfy demand until the lean season, except in conflict areas
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:
• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats
• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity
By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC
The long-awaited day has finally arrived: The lives of internally displaced persons in communities settled at the Zamai camp, in the Far North region of Cameroon are changing for the better.
It was a sunny morning. The smiles on the faces of people at the Zamai IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp were already showing signs of their joy and excitement as Red Cross volunteers were getting set to start the distribution of farming aid and tools destined to support 150 people in farming activities.
Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Mark Lowcock, a approuvé jeudi l'octroi de 125 millions de dollars du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour appuyer des opérations d’assistance dans 13 situations d'urgence sous-financées.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has allocated $125 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2019 first Underfunded Emergencies round to assist some 9 million people in neglected crises across thirteen countries. This is the largest underfunded allocation in CERF history, made possible by the increasing generosity and diversity of donors to the fund.
This allocation round marks the first time country proposals have given specific consideration to addressing four chronically neglected areas, following recommendations by the ERC:
11 April 2019, Washington D.C.: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock approved today the allocation of US$125 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the response in 13 underfunded emergencies (UFE). This is the largest underfunded allocation in CERF history, made possible by the increasing generosity and diversity of donors to the fund.
Within the period of 01 – 09 April 2019, a total of 2,893 movements were recorded, including 2,550 arrivals and 343 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Biu, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Konduga, Mafa, Maiduguri, Mobbar and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.
Some 30,936 Cameroonian refugees are registered and verified in Akwa-Ibom, Benue,
Cross River and Taraba States in the southern region of Nigeria.
Two refugee settlements in Cross River State are overpopulated.
UNHCR seeks new settlement sites and funding for refugees without shelter.
UNHCR launched a Supplementary Appeal of $27.3 M in new requirements to provide food, shelter and basic needs to Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.