Factsheet on Cameroon (ECHO)
Cameroon is currently hosting almost 300 000 refugees. Nearly 50 000 are Nigerian refugees who seek asylum in the Far North region of Cameroon. The remaining refugees are from CAR. The situation constitutes a huge challenge for local administrations and communities, making it critical to provide emergency aid to meet basic needs.
Security remains a concern impeding humanitarian agencies from starting operations or even to conduct assessments in areas of the Far North Region. The European Commission has recently allocated additional € 6 Million to populations in Cameroon affected by the Boko Haram crisis, including both Nigerian Refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Cameroon. This brings the total envelop for Cameroon to € 13.7 million in 2015.
EU funding targets malnourished children; provides assistance to refugees with shelter, food, safe drinking water and sanitation; healthcare and child protection, and response to the cholera epidemics. http://ec.europa.eu/echo/files/aid/countries/factsheets/cameroon_en.pdf