This report is produced by OCHA Cameroon in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued on 15 April. It covers the period from 1 to 31 March 2019. The next report will be issued in early May 2019.
• Acute humanitarian needs continue to be no the increase in North-West and South-West regions, requiring further scaleup of humanitarian assistance and protection
• Three months into the year, humanitarian partners continue to scale up and expand reach, but needs continue to outpace available resources
• Despite the challenging operating environment, humanitarian partners are maintaining access and have this month reached over 42,000 of the most vulnerable with emergency livelihood assistance or general dry food alone. In Meme and Manyu divisions (SW), humanitarian partners distributed 4,000 shelter and 6,000 NFI kits with basic necessities
• Protection remains a key priority and protection partners have sensitized over 1,038 people on gender-based violence (GBV), child protection and human right violations.
• The health partners in SW and NW assured access to a timely and equitable package of basic health care services to 3,703 persons affected by the crisis.
• Coordinated efforts of the Health, Shelter/NFI and WASH clusters allowed for distribution of 4,100 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) through WASH partners and 7,400 LLINs distributed through health partners in NW and SW.
• The WASH partners reached about 9,000 people in the NW and 800 in the SW with hygiene promotion activities, and 1,000 and 700 with sanitation-related activities in the NW and SW respectively.
4M affected people
1.3M People in need
820K targeted for assistance
530K internally displaced
376K People in need in host communities
330K Other people in need
Violence against civilians in North-West and South-West regions continues to have a serious impact on livelihoods and generate acute humanitarian needs. The rainy session is making access to goods and services even more difficult for both IDPs and local population, for those internally displaced who are hiding in the forest.
Several sectoral and multi-sectoral assessments all conclude that the humanitarian situation is deteriorating. Priority humanitarian needs include access to basic services like health care, education and drinking water, NFIs and food. Survivors of violence and abuse need access to better protection.
Efforts to maintain access include a strong focus on enabling acceptance and there were some indications this month that acceptance of humanitarian activity is improving. Statements were issued by associates of armed groups indicating improved understanding and respect for humanitarian principles. These statements have been widely disseminated across social media.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
To learn more about OCHA’s activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org