Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

23.3 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Ongoing armed conflict is driving humanitarian needs in the Northwest, Southwest and Far North regions of Cameroon. Violence against civilians and destruction of basic infrastructure, including health facilities and schools, are common and are fueling displacement. Access to and availability of basic social services, including sexual and reproductive health care and education, are severely limited in conflict-affected regions and many pregnant women do not have access to adequate maternal healthcare. Reports of gender-based violence have significantly increased since the start of the crisis. Additionally, heavy flooding thwarts people’s capacity to secure food supplies. UNFPA is responding to women's and adolescents' SRH needs and provides support to GBV survivors, including psychosocial support. UNFPA leads the GBV Sub-Cluster at the national level and in the Southwest and Northwest regions of Cameroon.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

6.2 million

Women of reproductive age

1.5 million

Pregnant women


Young people

2.0 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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