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
Over 18,800 people have been displaced in March 2019 in Diffa region as a result of Boko Haram activities and attacks against civilians, adding to the 249,000 people previously displaced by the conflict, including 104,300 IDPs, 25,700 returnees and 118,900 refugees from Nigeria (UNHCR 26/03/2019, OCHA 04/04/2019).
Within the period of 25 - 31 March 2019, a total of 7,162 movements were recorded, including 6,628 arrivals and 534 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Dikwa, Gwoza, Konduga, Maiduguri and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Maiha and Numan LGAs of Adamawa state. Departures were recorded at Askira/Uba and Chibok LGAs of Borno state, Fufore and Numan LGAs of Adamawa state.
2019 Response Highlights
5,288 households have received emergency shelter solutions while 1,389 households received reinforced/transitional shelter solutions
9,355 households reached through improved, basic and complimentary NFI kits - 20,691 eligible individuals biometrically registered since January 2019
500 households reached through Cash/Voucher for Shelter support.
February 2019 Overview:
In 2018, countries in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) continued to face multiple quick-onset emergencies as well the effects of protracted crises. While increased efforts in the Lake Chad basin resulted in the release of thousands of children associated with armed groups, the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Sahel and cross-border crises affecting Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali have exposed thousands more children to recruitment, sexual violence, family separation or forced displacement.
• 3 millions de personnes en insécurité alimentaire dont 198 000 en insécurité alimentaire sévère
• Près de 1 personnes sur 2 en insécurité alimentaire se trouvent dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord
• 78 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans MAS ont été admis en 2018
• 3 admissions sur 5 se trouvent dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord •
• 2 enfants sur 5 de moins de cinq ans et vulnérables vivent dans des familles réfugiés ou déplacées internes
• In the North West and South West regions, more than 131,000 people have received UNICEF’s assistance since August 2018.
• Following their displacement to Goura in February 2018, (Far North region), approximately 23,175 Nigerian asylum-seekers received soap or WASH kits and were sensitised on good hygiene practice.
• Cholera epidemic that emerged in mid-May has come to an end in Cameroon after vigorous efforts put by national and humanitarian actors including UNICEF.
Situation in Numbers
Key developments in Africa during the week of March 24th include the high level of civilian targeting in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon and around the Lake Chad; the localised tensions in the DRC despite an overall reduction in conflict activity in the post-elections period; the threats posed by Al Shabaab in Somalia; and the many attacks against CNL supporters in Burundi.
« La pire expérience de ma vie est ce que j’ai vu pendant les deux années où mes enfants et moi-même avons été otages de Boko Haram», Wala Matari, ancienne otage de Boko Haram, raconte ses pires moments avec les extrémistes violents.
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:
Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.
Within the period of 18 – 24 March 2019, a total of 2,833 movements were recorded, including 2,522 arrivals and 311 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Mobbar and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Maiha and Numan LGAs of Adamawa state. Departures were recorded at Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state, Demsa, Fufore, Maiha and Numan LGAs of Adamawa state.