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WFP Cameroon Country Brief, August 2019

Situation Report
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In Numbers
3,244 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 925,000 cash-based transfers made
USD 22m six months (September 2019- February 2020) net funding requirement
417,519 people assisted

Operational Updates

Food assistance

• WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 417,519 affected people (197,418 men and 220,101 women) in the Far North, North, Adamawa, East, North West and South West regions. They received food ration consisting of rice, specialized nutritious foods, pulses, vegetable oil, salt and sorghum. A total of 76,218 beneficiaries received food assistance through cash-based transfer (CBT) amounting to a total value of USD 925,000.

Food assistance for assets (FFA)

• In the East region, 18,970 persons (10,152 women and 7,818 men) received food assistance for their participation in the development of 88.5 ha of farmland and maintenance of assets such as fish ponds and community fields. A total of 7,014 kg of vegetables was harvested.

• In the Far North, a total of 114 mt of food and FCFA 9.6 million (equivalent to USD 16,200) were distributed to 22,570 beneficiaries after their participation in the construction and rehabilitation of irrigation canals, forebay, livestock troughs, fishponds, cattle trails, and in reforestation activities.

• In the North and Adamawa regions, 13,000 beneficiaries participated in maintenance and monitoring of beehives.

Nutrition activities

• In total, 93,910 children aged 6-59 months received assistance through the malnutrition prevention programme, amongst which 5,854 children were treated for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the Far North, North, East and Adamawa. Overall 5,483 children were vaccinated, 4,070 supplemented with vitamin A, and 3,202 dewormed. During blanket supplementary feeding programme (BSFP) sessions, 137,672 care-takers were sensitized on appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices. Several initiatives are being taken by WFP and its partners to strengthen and facilitate promotion of appropriate IYCF practices and other essential family practices: in August, 19,911 men and women participated in culinary demonstration sessions.

• A total of 822 people living with HIV (PLHIV) are enrolled in the livelihood activities programme, of which 147 new beneficiaries joined in August.