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UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Situation Report
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UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

  • CAR REFUGEES: With the deteriorating security situation in CAR since the past 12 months due to fighting between Seleka rebels and Anti Balaka militias, Cameroon is faced with many refugees and asylum seekers. As of 9th April 2014, over 65,132 people have are officially registered as refugees since January 2014 and about 84% of these are women or children. It is anticipated that the number of refugees could reach up to 100,000 people in Cameroon in 2014. For more details visit an online map accessible at UNICEF is focused on providing an Integrated Emergency Response for CAR refugees as part of the coordinated humanitarian effort. Lack of sufficient funding is affecting the delivery of response to scale, impacting the ability to build partners’ capacities on the ground and the timely delivery of response to affected populations.

  • SAHEL NUTRITION CRISIS: In 2014, the four regions will have a targeted caseload of 48,778 severe acute malnutrition (SAM) children under five and 92,794 moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) children under five.

  • NIGERIAN REFUGEES: 5,289 Nigerian Refugees are verified and pre-registered in Far North region.

  • The office funding needs stand at USD 25.5 million for responding to these emergencies and the funding gap as of April 5 stands at 95%.