HUMANITARIAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (HIP)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CAMEROON
AMOUNT: EUR 55 803 4601
- MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
The humanitarian and security situation in Cameroon has been steadily deteriorating since the beginning of 2015 with reports of killings, abductions and brutal violence in the country's Far North region near the border with Nigeria.
The violence caused by Boko Haram's assaults in border areas is affecting tens of thousands of local residents. The scale of the internal displacement in Cameroon is still unknown as many people have found refuge with host families; Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) are provisionally estimated to be at least 40 000.
Growing sectarian violence by Boko Haram in the North of Nigeria has equally pushed thousands of civilians to flee Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 40 000 Nigerian refugees in the Far north region of Cameroon, of which over 9 000 have crossed the border since the beginning of the year. 32 000 people have been moved to Minawao camp where they are receiving emergency assistance. A second camp is being opened near Gawar, as Minawao has reached its full capacity.
Although the implementation of a comprehensive response is hindered by access problems due to high insecurity, it is necessary and urgent to reinforce the current humanitarian assistance through partners who are present in the area and who are able to immediately deliver multisectoral aid, notably food, health, water, sanitation, shelter and relief items.
Given the humanitarian situation described above, the European Commission will increase by EUR 3 000 000 the budget of the HIP 2015 for Cameroon, whose initial endowment proves insufficient to meet the current funding needs. The additional funds will be used to support immediate response to basic humanitarian needs of people affected by Boko Haram violence in Cameroon. To ensure a timely delivery, the aid will be implemented through partners having submitted suitable project proposals under the first assessment round of the HIP.