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21 Feb 2017 description
The region hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs fleeing Boko Haram violence, adding to the burdens of an already impoverished host population.
11 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN
The Minawao refugee camp is an inhospitable home for some 60,000 refugees of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. A further 27,000 live precariously, often among relatives and friends, closer to the insecure border.
04 Jan 2017 description
In 2017, almost three million people in Cameroon are expected to need aid. Around 2.6 million will face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity.
25 Nov 2016 description
Thousands of Nigerian refugees are living in difficult conditions in isolated and insecure border areas of northern Cameroon and urgently need assistance, says UNHCR.
18 Nov 2016 description
Compared to the previous DTM round in August, these findings show a 10% increase in IDPs and an 80% growth in unregistered refugees, as well as a 13% rise in returnees.
16 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
The refugees and displaced are coming into host communities with very limited resources and regions that are already facing an ongoing nutrition crisis as part of the Sahel, UNICEF reports.
10 May 2016 description
report World Bank
A pilot project is addressing health challenges using performance-based financing to encourage hospitals and health centres to improve their services.
18 Mar 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
The drop in food supply in the Minawao refugee camp is part of a region-wide problem in Cameroon’s Far North being exacerbated by insecurity.
17 Nov 2015 description
With 858 cases now recorded, the epidemic is now posing significant risk to remote and hard-to-reach communities in the north of the country, close to the Chadian and Nigerian borders.
23 Oct 2015 description
Cameroon is hosting more than 310,000 people who have fled conflicts in neighbouring CAR and Nigeria, and needs increased support from the international community, said O'Brien.
16 Sep 2015 description
Having killed at least 7,000 people in Nigeria since January 2014, Boko Haram has brought violence to Nigeria’s neighbours, including people living in North Cameroon.
14 Sep 2015 description
Cameroon’s Far North region hosts almost 200,000 forced migrants, including 80,000 IDPs and over 57,000 Nigerian refugees who fled the violence and settled either in Minawao camp or with local communities.
03 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN
Les pluies tropicales de la mousson et les inondations qui s'en suivent sont de plus en plus fréquentes dans le sud-ouest du Cameroun et dans les autres pays situés sur le golfe de Guinée.
16 Jun 2015 description
The food security and nutrition situation in Cameroon has deteriorated due to multiple shocks, such as the influx of refugees, increasing insecurity and natural disasters.
12 May 2015 description
report IRIN
Those now deprived of education include almost half the 62,000 children internally displaced because of the Nigerian insurgency, which has seen more than 120 schools closed since September.
24 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America
Thousands of refugees who preferred living with Cameroonian host families and relatives have been streaming into the Nigerian refugee camp at Minawao due to hardship.
16 Apr 2015 description
Unrest in Nigeria has forced 34,996 people to seek refuge in Cameroon, with 2,670 entering the country in January alone. Another 30,000 have been identified as IDPs as violence has spilled over the border.
26 Mar 2015 description
The High Commissioner said current funding levels did not allow for sufficient humanitarian assistance. UNHCR has received only nine percent of the funding needed for the Nigeria situation.
03 Mar 2015 description
The authorities say more refugees continue to cross into extremely volatile border zones, just south of Lake Chad, and have come under repeated attacks by Nigerian insurgents in recent weeks.
02 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
A rapid assessment in the four departments most affected by Boko Haram in the Far North region highlights the destructive impact of the conflict on schools and education.