According to a recent UN OCHA assessment mission, violence related to the so-called “Anglophone crisis” has caused the internal displacement of 437 000 Cameroonians in the Southwest, Northwest, Littoral and West regions. Some 24 400 refugees from Cameroon have been registered in neighbouring Nigeria.
The main needs of the displaced population include shelter and non-food items, food assistance, protection and access to health and education. The emergency response is still limited due to the limited access to 80% of the internally displaced, who have fled to remote areas. It is essential to respect the principles of neutrality and impartiality in the provision of humanitarian assistance in response to this crisis.
On 17 October, the cluster system was activated in the Northwest and Southwest regions but has still not been activated in the other parts seriously affected by the Lake Chad and CAR regional crises.