Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Cameroon

Cameroon continues to face several humanitarian emergencies, including a nutrition crisis, an influx of refugees fleeing from political instability and insecurity in neighbouring countries and large numbers of internally displaced people due to the spread of violence from Boko Haram. In these situations, women and girls are especially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and often lack adequate access to health and safety services. UNFPA and partners work to provide sexual and reproductive health services and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 23.3 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.70 million
675,000
108,000
154,473
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    26,594
    Number of mobile clinics
    58
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    18
    Number of safe spaces
    7
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    18
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    44
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    50
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    40

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.