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UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report - December 2015

Situation Report
Originally published



Humanitarian Context

• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.

• The humanitarian crisis in the Far North region continues to deteriorate; the increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), on top of the pre-existing nutrition crisis and increasing food insecurity is resulting in a complex humanitarian emergency.

• The humanitarian situation related to refugees coming across the border from the Central African Republic (CAR) does not evolve.

• 123 choleras cases (6 deaths) and 9,874 measles cases (39 deaths) have been reported in 2015.

In figures

• In the context of the deteriorating crisis in the Far North, more than 58,000 children benefited from psychosocial support and 1,261 children under 5 years old with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to nutritional centres, exceeding planned targets for 2015.

• In 2015, more than 16,000 refugee children from CAR in Eastern Cameroon received access to education in temporary learning spaces, and 72,400 children benefited from learning and teaching supplies, reaching respectively 73% and 105% of the planned 2015 targets.

• In response to the nutrition crisis, over 55,000 children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition (95% of the planned target) were admitted for therapeutic care.

• In response to the measles outbreak, UNICEF supported the measles campaign organized by the Ministry of health in 189 health districts; almost 9,230,000 children from 9 months to 14 years (97.8% of the target) were immunized against measles and rubella.