Since late 2016, protests and violence in Cameroon South-West and North-West regions (Anglophone Cameroon) has caused significant internal displacement and refugee flows into Nigeria. Government restrictions and civilian-targeted attacks by various armed actors limit nearly all humanitarian access in these two regions. In mid-2018, the UN and Government of Cameroon issued humanitarian appeals, which have been minimally funded. Recent spikes in displacement have rapidly outpaced available funding.
Needs are sharply rising in north, west, and central Afghanistan as drought, conflict displacement, and a spike in returns from Iran place additional stress on the humanitarian system. As winter looms, most Afghans displaced by drought have fled to the provincial capitals of Ghor, Herat, and Badghis provinces, forming sprawling informal settlements and overwhelming aid agencies
The nine year conflict between Boko Haram, ISIS-West Africa, and the governments of the Lake Chad Basin region continues to threaten civilians and their livelihoods. This extremist-related conflict restricts humanitarian access and has displaced 2.4 million in the region. In total, there are an estimated 10.7 million in need of humanitarian assistance in the region, with nearly half (5 million) needing emergency food assistance.
Aid agencies estimate Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh hosts approximately one million refugees, more than 706,000 of whom fled Burma since the recent outbreak of violence in August 2017. A precarious humanitarian “emergency within an emergency” is unfolding, as the monsoon season brings persistent heavy rains and strong winds to the congested, already saturated camps. Aid agencies are working to relocate families from the most at-risk areas.