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UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, June 30, 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamaoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

  • CAR REFUGEES: As of 22 June 2014, 106,119 people have been officially registered as refugees since January 2014 and about 84% of these are women or children. UNICEF is focused on providing Integrated Emergency Response for CAR refugees as part of the coordinated humanitarian effort. Lack of sufficient funding and established local or international NGOs on ground are affecting the delivery of response to scale.

  • NIGERIAN SECURITY CRISIS and REFUGEES: An outbreak of violence between Boko Haram and government forces in Nigeria bordering Northern Cameroon has now spilled over into Cameroon. Around 24,000 Nigerian refugees are in Northern Cameroun; with about 3,000 Nigerian refugees in Minawao refugee camp located 130 km east of the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Many Nigerian refugees refuse to be transferred to the camp, preferring to stay near the border in order to better monitor the situation in the Northeast with the hopes of returning (1 July 2014, UNHCR and UNCT NE Nigeria Sit Analysis)

  • NUTRITION RESPONSE: Over 16,000 children with SAM have been admitted for therapeutic care to date through UNICEF and partners as part of the Sahel response.

  • POLIO RESURGENCE: Cameroon has been declared as country with active transmission of wild Polio virus after 7 cases were confirmed in the country between October 2013 and March 2014.

  • CHOLERA RESURGENCE: In 2014, 258 cases of cholera have been reported at the national level with 14 deaths in North region.


CAR REFUGEES (as of June 30, 2014)

48,778 SAM
92,794 MAM
(targeted caseloads of children)

(1 July 2014, UNHCR and UNCT NE Nigeria Sit Analysis)

UNICEF Funding Requirements 2014*
US$ 23 million