The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) due to floods has now gone up to 88,640 (50,824 persons in the North and 37,816 in the Far North region). This is because of the newly flood affected Kousseri town and Blangoua areas along the northern border with Chad.
More flooding has increased the number of flood affected schools to 168 (157 in Far-North and 11 in North) impacting 62,344 children. A rapid data collection effort has signalled significant gender disparities in school enrolments.
UNICEF has covered the basic needs of 26,912 IDPs through the distribution of Wash Kits or including water treatment products. But intervention to rehabilitate and disinfecting water points and latrines, repair of damaged infrastructures (health centres, schools) in affected areas where water is receding are a priority.
Mother and Child’s Health and Nutrition Actions week took place on 27-29 October and second round of polio campaign took place from Nov 9-11. Vitamin A Supplementation amongst children from 6-59 months was reported to have covered 887,170 children in Far North and 494,927 in North. Deworming among 12-59 month old children was reported to have covered 759,788 children in Far North and 436,836 in North. Polio drops covered 1,035,359 children (0-59 months) in Far North and 591,163 in North.
Child protection interventions started with three new partners coming on board - RESAEC , ADEPA and DRAS – for psychosocial support flood affected children; setting up child friendly spaces and recreational activities and reissuing birth certificates lost / damaged during floods
To address HIV prevention in the displaced camps, about 300 youth were mobilised and sensitized.
No funds received this month. Funding gap still stands at 41% as per HAU requirements. A consolidated UNICEF Cameroon Flood Response and Funding Needs proposal for USD 10.8 million is under finalisation.