Cameroon - Food Crisis (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 March 2020)

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  • The latest Cadre Harmonisé (a comprehensive analytical framework) published last week, indicates an alarming deterioration of food insecurity in West and Central Africa. Cameroon is the third most affected country (after Nigeria and Burkina Faso) among the countries included in the Cadre Harmonisé.

  • In the next lean season - from June to August 2020 - the caseload of people who are food insecure is projected to double to 2.11 million people in comparison to the same period last year.

  • Food insecurity is aggravated by the Lake Chad crisis in the north, and the crisis in the Western regions. Cameroon hosts approximately 400,000 refugees, in addition to almost 1 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

  • In 2019, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Cameroon was the least funded HRP in Africa.