UNICEF Cameroon Situation Report January 28th, 2012 – February 28th, 2013

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 28 Feb 2013

Highlights

  • An EU and ECHO joint delegation undertook a 5 day mission to the Far North region and, along with UNICEF/French Red Cross, conducted a joint evaluation of the nutrition response to the Sahel crisis in 2012.

  • Security concerns have been elevated after the reported kidnapping of Seven French Nationals from the Far North region.

  • SMT has updated the security plans for North since the kidnappings, which has been raised to Level 2 low.

  • Education emergency response for floods culminated with the Minister of Basic Education launching two campaigns with UNICEF in North and Far North - "Our schools without cholera" national campaign launch in Maroua, Far-North and “Remise de bibilothèque” to all the floodaffected schools in the North and Far North.

  • The annual targeted caseload of acute malnutrition for 2013 for the two regions is 57,616 cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition and 93,456 cases of Moderate Acute Malnutrition.

  • To date, 1, 645 WASH kits have been distributed to families with severely malnourished children in 435 Nutritional centres. The water quality control of the 39 boreholes (17 North and 22 in far North) was undertaken for the construction / rehabilitation in partnership with LNGO (CODAS Garoua, FBM) and Private Company (2SW, Geofor).