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North-West and South-West Crisis Situation Report

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.

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• 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.

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  1. The report, shows that Gutteres can not stop that war and his organization,
    is a dead one that has outlived it`s usefullness. Which is the better option:
    a. stop the war and stop crying over spilt milk – or
    b. continue playing games with a very serious issue – war?
    Confussion, steps in when too people, are too educated.



    “The situation in the South-West and North-West Regions is stabilizing, and the Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism should thus be able to delve into the crux of the problem;” (Biya, 2018)


    • He is a misguided puppet, completely cut off from the realities of his people, someone who is in power out of greed rather than out of the good of his country, lies without any sense of shame as well as his cohort of kleptomaniac ministers, all which they have done is to plunge the country into an abject state of poverty…chronic and endemic corruption. I can’t understand how anyone in their right senses would keep paying allegiance to such a person, someone who will eliminate you to stay in power, someone who can afford to send out troops to massacre his own people, if that is what it takes to stay in power. Someone who is quick to send condolences elsewhere but completely disregards the crime his soldiers are afflicting on the anglophones. He started this was, not Ambazonians.



        Dictator Biya is indeed Lucifer in the flesh. He is evil.

        If history is ánything to go by, the political obituary of Biya will also be similar to that of Mobutu. The telling signs are clear that politically things are falling apart around Biya who has become a liability to the country. Like Mobutu, Biya is feared by all, trusted by none and loathed by those who by day even sing his praises and send motions of support.

        The EU and the US will surely continue to tighten the noose on this evil man until he takes his place at the hottest place in hell.

  3. Someone needs to have the courage and humility to kneel down and pray for forgiveness and come before the nation and ask to change course. The rule of a Christian president was supposed to be a shining example after condemning the bloody reign of a Moslem predecessor. Beheading a uniformed officer in Muyuka yesterday and another in Bamenda today cannot be the best memory to be documented on a president’s watch!!!

  4. LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources weh dem thiefam. La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. BEtIS BULUS Voleurs. Assassins. Mangeurs de chien. Traitre.NoBoDy Can Accept THAT. NO ONE

  5. At some point if the LRC terrorists will not stop killing Ambazonians, we will have no choice but to start going into offices in Ambazonia where LRC citizens work and taking them down.
    • The Bamilekes are cowards–go back to your dirty muddy stinking villages, NOW.
    • Amour Mezam MUST be destroyed–burn their buses.
    • No more Dschang quarters in Kumba.
    • ALL Bassas in Tiko go back to LRC.
    • All LRC students and lecturers in Bamenda and Buea Universities must go. They must not be allowed to stay in our neighborhoods.
    • If there are any LRC citizens in your neighborhood, inform Amba boys and they will take care of the bastards.
    • Start killing LRC citizens in Ambazonia, immediately. PLEASE. Do it NOW.
    • We are at war.

    Please, spread this message around.

    • Please can you explain how this proposal would be beneficial to your family , community , Africa or the world at large or to you or to humanity

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