Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Cameroon

Conflict in the Northwest, Southwest and Far North has contributed to growing humanitarian needs in 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 (SRH) services and formal education, are severely limited in conflict-affected regions and most pregant women do not have access to adequate maternal healthcare. Delivery of humanitarian assistance is challenged by insecurity, bureaucratic constraints and geographical barriers. Reports of gender-based violence (GBV) have also significantly increased since the start of the crisis and child marriage continues to be a concern in the Far North and eastern parts of the country. 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.

Country Population: 23.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

4.33 million
1.04 million
112,839
1.40 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    6,933
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    6,709
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    16,832
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    5,874
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    5,816
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    20
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    91
    Number of safe spaces
    11
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
    3
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    183
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    123
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    187
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management
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.