Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Cameroon

At the end of 2013, the CAR political crises turned violent and lead to a dramatic flow of refugees fleeing into Cameroon's East region, thousands per week. One year later, by the end 2014, although the flow had reduced, there were still hundreds of refugees arriving each week. In mid-2014, the upsurge of violence instigated by Boko Haram in Borno State of Nigeria led to a flow of arond 20,000 refugees into Cameroon's Far North region, and by 2015 the violence in Cameroon resulted in significant internal displacement. The flow of refugee movement has amounted to over 75,000 throughout the Far North region, and 250,000 CAR refugees in the East region. There has been some return movement (both forced and volontary) of Nigerian refguees, but the CAR refugees have clearly expressed reluctance to return. By the end of 2017, there is a total of 325,000 refugees in Cameroon, and over 150,000 internally displaced persons. UNFPA provides sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and commodities, as well as services to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV).

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

Humanitarian needs

2.90 million
Last updated on - 01 Enero 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.